If Ohio State four-star quarterback commit Emory Jones flips to Alabama in the coming weeks as is widely expected in recruiting circles, the staff has taken steps to make sure it's not left without a signal caller in its top-rated recruiting class.
Head coach Urban Meyer offered a scholarship late last week to Kentucky four-star commit Jarren Williams, which seemingly spoke volumes about the staff's fear of losing Jones to the Crimson Tide. And though he's been committed to the Wildcats since May, it appears Williams is interested in seeing what the Buckeyes have to offer.
According to Buckeye Grove's Marc Givler and 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong, Williams will take an official visit to Ohio State on Nov. 18 for the Buckeyes' game against Illinois. He'll also visit Miami this weekend and Auburn on Dec. 2.
The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Williams is considered the eighth-best dual-threat quarterback and No. 205 prospect overall in the Class of 2018, as he’s thrown for 2,596 yards and 22 touchdowns — compared to only three interceptions — and rushed for 478 yard and nine touchdowns during his senior season.
As mentioned, he committed to the Wildcats for the second time in May, less than a month after he reopened his recruitment following a rash of offers from programs such as Alabama, Georgia, Florida and LSU. Much like Jones, Alabama's staff circled Williams as someone whom they felt they could flip from his pledge in the meantime.