Williams has close relationship with Tide

Tim Williams, four-star defensive end from Baton Rouge-University Lab School, La., has double-digit scholarship offers with the first coming from Alabama. He talked about the relationship with the Tide coaching staff and the latest offers.

"The best relationship I have is with Coach Burns from Alabama," said Tim Williams. "They were the first school to start recruiting me. I will always have a special relationship with coach Burns. I am going back up there this summer.

"I went to LSU's spring game. I haven't been anywhere else this spring. I am just focused on building relationships and getting to know the coaches. I am getting to know the programs. I am going to be busy this summer."

Williams has added several recent offers. He talked about the schools recruiting him the hardest.

"I was just offered by Miami today," he said. "I was offered last week by Arizona. I am up to 13 offers. I would say LSU, Alabama, USC, Florida State, Miami and Ole Miss are the schools recruiting me the hardest. I think I will wait until closer to the end of my senior season before I make a decision."

Some schools are recruiting Williams as a defensive end while others have talked with him about outside linebacker. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect talked about his future position.

"I don't have a preference as to where I play," Williams said. "I can play outside linebacker or defense end. I have played defensive end my whole high school career. I would probably be more comfortable playing defensive end, but I wouldn't mind playing outside linebacker.

"Alabama is recruiting me for Jack linebacker. I think the position is cool. I think I could make an impact playing the position. It intrigues me a bit. I am curious as to what I can do and learn at the position."

Williams discussed more of his interest in the Crimson Tide.

"I have much respect for their program," he said. "I am interested in what Alabama has to offer. I love their defense. I love the mentality of the program. I am curious to see if the Jack linebacker position fits me. If I decide to go there I know it would be fun."

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