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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. 

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