Jamyest Williams

Biography

Position: Defensive Backs

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state as a senior at Grayson High School ... Led Grayson to the Class AAAAAAA state title in 2016 and a semifinals appearance in 2015 ... Played in the Under Armour All-American Game following his senior season and in the RisingSeniors.com Georgia Junior Bowl in 2015... Rivals rated him the No. 13 player in the state, the 12th-best athlete in the country and No. 159 overall player ... Ranked the ninth-best player in the state, the 12th-best cornerback in the country and No. 87 overall by 247Sports ... Rated the fourth-best player in Georgia, the third-best cornerback in the country and the No. 39 player overall by ESPN... Rated the fifth-best athlete in the country and No. 86 overall by Scout.

2017-2019 (South Carolina): Made three career interceptions and 70 tackles in 19 games ... Named to the 2017 SEC All-Freshman Team ... Played in 11 games as a true freshman,  totaling 38 tackles and two interceptions ... Made his first start against Missouri and set up the go-ahead touchdown with his first interception ... Career-high 10 tackles with two tackles for loss  vs. Texas A&M ... Played in eight games, including four starts, as a sophomore (2018) before season-ending shoulder surgery ... Made 32 tackles and one interception ... Twice named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2020 (Georgia State): Added speed and explosiveness to the backfield after moving to running back from the secondary early in the season ... Rushed for 265 yards on 27 attempts, averaging 5.4 yards per carry ... Also had eight receptions for 77 yards ... Had his best game in win at South Alabama with 116 all-purpose yards. Rushed for 68 yards on 10 carries, including a 42-yard jaunt. Caught five passes for 48 yards with a long of 23 ... Rushed for 56 yards on nine carries and caught two passes for 18 in win over ULM. Also caused a fumble on punt coverage ... Added 45 yards rushing and one catch for 11 yards in LendingTree Bowl win over WKU.

Playing Career

  • University of South Carolina (2017-2019)
  • Georgia State University (2020-Present)

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