Williams notches physical goal

Alabama commitment Chris Williams has been focusing on a pair of sports this summer, but he knows his future is in football. Find out how he's achieved one major goal already while others schools remain in pursuit of his football services.

Since committing to Alabama, Chris Williams has been focused on getting better not only as a defensive back, but in his other sports.

The Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County standout helped lead his track team to the state finals, where he excelled as a long-jumper, and now he's refining his basketball skills for the summer circuit.

Still, the four-star's focus has remained primarily on preparing for the SEC and representing the Crimson Tide.

"I have been good, football is my next life, and it's going great," said Williams. "I am so ready for football season.

"It's going to be crazy."

Despite his work and commitment to Alabama, the team's top rival remains on both his and teammate Kalvaraz Bessent's heels.

"Auburn, they say they're just not giving up on us," he said. "I don't tell them anything, really. I can't tell the future. As of now, my mind is made up.

"No one else has shown me better than 'Bama has."

The coaching staff in Tuscaloosa has been keeping up with him and his fellow four-star defensive back as much as possible.

"I got a new phone, so I haven't talked to them in a while," said Williams. "But whenever I'm with KB (Bessent) I talk to them. So I do every now and then.

"They just ask me how I've been and what I got going on for the summer. They want me back on campus, so I should be there sometime in July."

In between working on a trio of sports, and despite the amount of conditioning in process, the No. 27 safety in America has reached one of his physical goals.

"I've been doing a lot," he admitted. "Running ball drills and weight training. I wanted to focus on my size and weight.

"When I was at the (Under Armour) All-America combine, I was 169 pounds. Now, I'm 185."

Up over 15 pounds this year alone, Williams has more physical goals in mind for next season in preparation for his eventual arrival in Tuscaloosa.

"I just ate and put in work in the weight room," he said of how he accomplished his goal. "But 195 pounds would be a great start for me next year."


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