Bessent keeps 'routine' going with Williams

Kalvaraz Bessent committed to Alabama one week ago, and that's all the time it took to help Nick Saban land another four-star defensive back in his teammate Chris Williams. He details his pitch to him and others inside.

"I'm very excited about the whole thing," said Kalvaraz Bessent on Tuesday.

His Kinsland (Ga.) Camden County teammate Chris Williams committed to Alabama one week after he made his own announcement.

"Chris is a brother to me, we've been playing football together since the fifth or sixth grade," he added.

The two star for one of Georgia's premier programs, and now each will try to do the same at the school that has won three of the last four national championships.

"We continue to push each other harder and make each other better," said Bessent. "I know if I make a mistake or something, Chris has got my back. I try to keep him out of that predicament, but if I mess up hes going to make up for it."

FOX Sports NEXT/ has Williams ranked as the No. 26 safety prospect in America, and Alabama recruited him to play the position as well. But Bessent values his teammates all-around athleticism as his biggest asset heading to the next level.

"Really, he's a running back and makes a lot of plays on offense, too" added the cornerback. "He's a good person and player all-around.

"He is goofy, likes to be funny a lot. But when it comes to football, he is a business person."

As for the timing of each player's announcement, Alabama was the right choice from the beginning but the early pledge stems from the uncertainty that lies ahead for each.

"We got a new coach coming, you don't know what its going to be like in the spring," Bessent admitted. "As far as injuries, it can happen at any time. We needed to be committed to a school."

He did his part to make sure Williams was on board sooner than later.

"Telling him we can go to the same school, we can push each other at the next level, and still be around each other," he added on his recruiting pitch.

Bessent says there's so much to look forward to at the next level knowing Williams will be in Tuscaloosa at the same time he will be.

"The best part of that is probably getting there, playing for a big school," he said. "A good coach (Nick Saban) and just trying to keep the routine going."

But the cornerback isn't done just yet.

"I'm trying to get players, I have good friends all around," he said. "My class, I'm trying to get straight ballers out of my class.

"(Five-star linebacker) Kain Daub, hes been my friend since elementary school. I've known him for a while. I'm trying to get him there. I'm looking out for my class."

Bessent, the No. 15 cornerback prospect nationally, is also recruiting area-prospects Nick Glass, Raekwon McMillan and Dante Sawyer to Alabama among others. Each of the aforementioned players already holds a verbal scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide.

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