Tim Williams talks Alabama visit

Tim Williams, defensive end from Baton Rouge-University, La., is one of the top defenders in the Bayou State. He was recently offered by the top two defensive teams in the country. Williams attended Junior Day at Alabama on Saturday where he had a great meeting with Nick Saban.

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"The visit was fun," said Tim Williams. "It was a great experience. I got a chance to see the facilities and meet the people. I really liked it. It was my fourth trip to Alabama.

"I went to Alabama between my freshman and sophomore year for their camp. They were impressed with me. They wanted to see film, but I had transferred schools. I then went back between my sophomore and junior year for camp.

"They finally got film on me. Nick Saban was impressed. I went back this past season when they played LSU. I am pretty familiar with their campus, but wasn't that familiar with the academics.

"I really like that Alabama had 38 scholar athletes on the team. They are No. 1 in the SEC. The campus is really nice. It's pretty big. There is so much you can do. I like how Alabama is a strict program. You enter into a family there. Alabama is all about getting things done and being a championship program. They want their players to be great student-athletes."

Williams received big news from Alabama head coach Nick Saban.

"I talked to coach Saban yesterday," he said. "I went in a meeting with him, my mom and dad. We sat down in his office. He offered me to come play football. He said I could be outside linebacker or hybrid defensive end. He sat down and talked to me. He is interested in me. The whole Bama staff really enjoyed me coming there. I enjoyed talking to everyone. I am interested in the program and want to get to know them more."

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect plays defensive end in high school, but feels another position is in his future.

"I have lost about 10-pounds because I am playing basketball," Williams said. "I am usually about 230-pounds. I want to play the position in college that fits my athletic ability.

"I am very athletic. I run a 4.6-4.55 40 [yard dash]. I am athletic and fast enough to play linebacker, but I can also play defensive end. I have played defensive end throughout high school, but I see myself playing outside linebacker in college."

Alabama and LSU were the first two schools to offer a scholarship. He has high interest in both schools.

"It's cool they are my first two offers because they just finished playing for the national championship," Williams said. "I wouldn't say I have a favorite between those two. I am getting to know both staffs. LSU is home, and I have been going up to Bama since my freshman year. I see pros and cons at each school.

"Purdue has been talking to me a lot. I have some interest from Texas A&M and Mississippi State. I am going to the LSU Junior Day next weekend. I really have a whole year to focus on everything. I have to take my time and weigh my options."

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