Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Tucker Tiger announced his decision last night on Fox Sports.
Tucker three-star athlete Juwaan Williams made his college choice on Fox Sports Monday night by committing to the Oregon Ducks. "That was a great day and a milestone in a high schooler's career, just to be offered by Oregon," Williams told Duck Territory. Williams had been considering Vanderbilt in Tennessee, but was eventually swayed by Oregon's personnel. "I would definitely say the staff," said Williams. "With happened with coach (Chip) Kelly, it really interrupted the whole recruiting process for me because he was a real good part of it. He was the reason why I had high hopes for Oregon." Related articles on Tucker Patch
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Eight DeKalb high school teams open the 2012 season on Friday.
DeKalb County high school football opens with a bang as Tucker and Cedar Grove line up to play on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Clarkston’s Hallford Stadium. The Tucker Tigers, under the direction of first year head coach Bryan Lamar, enter the game as the No. 2 ranked team in Class AAAAA and coming off 15-0 run to the Class AAAA state title in 2011. The team's offense is led by preseason Class AAAAA All-State quarterback Juwaan Williams and is coming off a 14-13 preseason victory over Chattahoochee. Running back Yusuf Minor joined Williams on the All-State team. Coach Ray Bonner’s Cedar Grove Saints are coming off a 7-4 playoff season in 2011 and enter the season ranked No. 7 in Class AAA. The Saints are led by AJC Super 11 and preseason Class…
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Business as usual for defending state champs amid carnival atmosphere.
After a spring of upheaval, the Tucker Tigers enjoyed a return to normalcy while providing a sneak peek at the 2012 title defense campaign in Saturday’s Maroon and White Game. “It’s amazing, getting back on the football field,” said rising senior quarterback Juwaan Williams. The atmosphere at Fitzgerald Field was festive as players, parents, students and alumni filed in for the annual exhibition and carnival. The carnival activities behind the stands included face painting, a bounce castle, and a silent auction. The biggest draw was the “dunk your favorite player” tank, where graduating senior and 2011 standout Jordan Landry could be found soaking wet and all smiles before the game. The sunny, clear weather was perfect for a carnival, but …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Williams makes a return trip to Yellow Jackets turf for the spring game.
Georgia Tech is hosting its spring game tonight, featuring some top football recruiting prospects, and Juwaan Williams of the Tucker Tigers state championship team will be one of them. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Williams has Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt as his co-leaders and that he visited Florida State last weekend. "I really don’t have a number one,” Williams told the AJC. Tonight's visit with the Yellow Jackets will be his first since receiving an offer from coach Paul Johnson in February. Williams has a total of 18 early offers, the AJC reported, including Florida State, South Carolina and Kentucky, but Georgia Tech is the only one who wants him as quarterback. "Georgia Tech told me if I come in as a freshman …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tucker is led by hurdler Juwaan Williams and long jumper/200 meter dash competitor Yusef Minor.
The 2012 track season is winding down as all the DeKalb County track teams prepare for next week’s region track meets that qualify the athletes for the State Sectionals on Saturday, April 28. First up next week is the Region 6-AAAA Championships beginning on Monday, April 16 and continuing through Wednesday, April 18 at DeKalb County’s Panthersville Stadium. Chamblee, Dunwoody, Lakeside, Lithonia, Miller Grove, Redan, Southwest DeKalb and Tucker are scheduled to compete. The meet begins at 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday beginning on Monday with the boys’ field events and the girls’ running events preliminaries and 1600 meter run finals. Tuesday will consist of the girls’ field events finals and the boys’ running events preliminaries and 1600…
Monday, February 20, 2012
Yellow Jackets among several teams keen to snag the Tigers quarterback.
Tigers' quarterback Juwaan Williams has received an offer from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, according to Bleacher Report and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, adding to several others already on the table. As if that wasn't enough, National UnderClassmen, a website that tracks college football prospects nationwide who are juniors or younger, has put Williams in its Top Ten list for Georgia at number six. You can see the rankings in our accompanying You Tube video. Georgia Tech has been eyeing Williams since last fall during the Tigers 15-0 season in which they clinched the Class AAAA state title. "If I went to Georgia Tech to play quarterback, I’d have a chance to be the king of Atlanta," Williams told the AJC. "Georgia Tech is in the…
Friday, December 30, 2011
All-star game for juniors is today at 7 p.m. at Grady Stadium in Atlanta.
Tucker High quarterback Juwaan Williams is expected to take the field today for the Georgia Junior Bowl, touted by its organizers as the first all-star football game of its kind showcasing the top junior football players in the state of Georgia. Williams is on the East All-Stars roster as a wide receiver. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. today at Grady High School Stadium. The game will be televised live on ESPN3. The 6-foot, 170-pound Williams was instrumental in leading Tucker to the state Class AAAA championship earlier this month, culimating in a 22-7 win over Lovejoy in the final. Williams rushed for 617 yards and 11 touchdowns, and passed for 557 yards and seven TDs, according to DeKalb County Statistics. He also led the defense with three …