BY LARRY VAUGHT
Georgia junior quarterback Jarren Williams and his family will remember the way UK fans reacted to his de-commitment on social media.
“I think my message to the fans would be that they have to put themselves in his situation. It’s not like he flipped. He de-committed and still said Kentucky was his No. 1 school,” Anthony Williams, the quarterback’s father, said. “That tells them something about the respect he has for the program.
“Kentucky fans have been good to Jarren. Even when de-committed, only a few fans were negative. They handled it with respect and dignity. I think Jarren remembers that. Give him an opportunity to work through the process. The relationship he built with Kentucky coaches, fans and players will go a long way for him. He still says Kentucky is No. 1, so I think Kentucky is still in the driver’s seat.”
What if the UK fan feedback on social media had been mainly negative?
“I can tell you if the fans probably went another way and a majority of the fan base said negative things, it would be difficult for him to go back (to UK),” Anthony Williams said. “The way they responded to him with things like, ‘We support you and make your best decision and hope you will be back’ and all the encouraging things he heard from Kentucky fans made a big difference to him.”