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Great Gators Grill Out Countdown: #5 Chantz Williams has game changing news

May 12, 2019
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Florida will kick off the summer portion of their recruiting calendar this weekend by hosting several official visitors and quite a few unofficial visitors for the second annual Great Gators Grill Out.

The GGGO, which is a get together featuring anywhere from 30-40 of Florida’s top targets, was wildly successful last year and ended up being considered one of the premiere college recruiting events of the summer.

Even at an event such as this, for whatever reason, there's still a handful of prospects we are looking forward to seeing more than the others.

This week Inside the Gators will countdown the five prospects we most anticipate seeing on Saturday afternoon.

#5 Chantz Williams‍ 

  • Position: Defensive end
  • Size: 6-foot-4, 215-pounds
  • Hometown: Orange Park (Fla.)
  • 247 Composite Ranking: #83 
  • Year: 2020
  • Competition: Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Miami

Included Because: Almost since the beginning of their process, Williams and teammate Jalen Rivers‍ have insisted that they would attend the same college. Many teammates enter the process believing that they will be a ‘package’ deal, but the reality is recruiting ‘package’ deals rarely ever come to fruition, especially when the two participants have as many top options as these two.

According to Williams this is the first big recruiting event that he and Rivers‍ won’t be attending together.

There is a reason for that.

Now, after months of the two insisting that it was going to happen, Williams told Inside the Gators on Sunday night that the two are no longer considered a package deal.

“We aren’t going to the same school anymore,” said Williams via direct message.

Thinking that perhaps someone hacked his account and was attempting to troll me, I asked a question that only Williams would know, and his correct answer proved that it was indeed Williams.

“I’m being serious. We just couldn’t see eye to eye on a school.”

With what once looked like a rock solid package deal not working out, with this visit it is probably safe to assume that Williams has more interest in Florida than does Rivers.

The one thing Florida needs to have happen this weekend is that Williams is able to begin forming a bond with new Gators defensive line coach David Turner. If nothing else happens other than that,  you can consider the weekend a success. 

Great Gators Grill Out Countdown: #5 Chantz Williams has game changing news

Lilgator
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If this is right it's great for us. I wanted Williams more than Rivers.

Rivers is probably going to be a good player but Williams has the potential for greatness under Grantham. If he can take someone like Polite and make him a 1st round pick until he screwed up the interviews just think of what he can do with someone as athletic as Williams.
Mark Wheeler
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As you can see from his NIKE Sparq numbers, Williams is a top tier athlete. I do think Williams is probably a better prospect coming in because of his athleticism where as Rivers can be hot and cold, but definitely has potential.

My bit of hesitation in putting this out there (and I asked Williams if I could and he gave me the go-ahead) is that they were so set on being a package deal, could this be an attempt to build suspense?

While that is always a possibility, Williams doesn't seem like the type of person to do that. At least in my opinion.
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Mark Wheeler said:

As you can see from his NIKE Sparq numbers, Williams is a top tier athlete. I do think Williams is probably a better prospect coming in because of his athleticism where as Rivers can be hot and cold, but definitely has potential.

My bit of hesitation in putting this out there (and I asked Williams if I could and he gave me the go-ahead) is that they were so set on being a package deal, could this be an attempt to build suspense?

While that is always a possibility, Williams doesn't seem like the type of person to do that. At least in my opinion.


So is Williams supposed to be there? I ask because he told someone else, I got this from someone connected to the program, that he was not coming.
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He told me this evening he was and Rivers wasn't.
Swamp_Thing
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Mark Wheeler said:

He told me this evening he was and Rivers wasn't.


Thanks
gatorlover1996
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Someone connected to the program? Your source? lol
G8rJD
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We're better off than not considering the players are circling the wagons and defending the team...but how is this gonna look for the GGGO? is the attendance going to drop or do you think we stay relevant to these kids we're after?
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gatorlover1996 said:

Someone connected to the program? Your source? lol
gatorlover1996
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That's what we thought. No source. lol Someone close to the program's cousin's housekeeper told me that you don't have a source close to the program.
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gatorlover1996 said:

That's what we thought. No source. lol Someone close to the program's cousin's housekeeper told me that you don't have a source close to the program.
gatorlover1996
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Your dream? Or, is this your source? ha ha ha
gator rising
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Williams told 24/7 that he is coming and Rivers won't. They aren't a package together anymore.

Rivers looks like he is going to Miami.

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gatorlover1996 said:

Your dream? Or, is this your source? ha ha ha
Swamp posts all kinds of good information on here. I rather see him post then you so back off.
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