Williams gets advice from familiar face

During Alabama's biggest commitment visit weekend, Chris Williams was not only able to spend time with future teammates, but he also got to spend time with a current Crimson Tide player that he grew up near. Get inside for all the latest with the Peach State prospect.

It had been quite some time since Chris Williams set foot in Tuscaloosa, but the Alabama defensive back commitment felt right at home over the weekend in taking his official visit to campus.

"It was a lot of fun, I got to chill with Derrick Henry, T.J. Yeldon, O.J. Howard and Eddie Jackson," he said.

"Henry was my host, he's pretty cool. We already knew each other though, because he stays like 15 minutes away from me (Yulee, Fla., on the border of Florida and Georgia, is where Henry is from). He told me that nothing is given, and I've got to come in and grind."

The Advice from Nick Saban during 48 hours in town was similar, but with an academic twist after he notched a 20 on his ACT score of late.

"Just finish strong and come in and work," Williams said. "I just need to pass all my core classes and I'm good."

Unable to isolate any singular moment, the three-star out of Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County High School simply enjoyed being "one of the guys."

"Just hanging out with the players," he said. "It was just cool, and fun. They really took care of me.

"We were just having a good time."

Originally, the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder figured he'd be taking the official visit with longtime friend, teammate and Alabama commitment Kalvaraz Bessent, but he flipped to Auburn in December. Still, Williams holds his ground as a UA pledge.

"Solid" was the word he used to describe his commitment, adding that he really wasn't being pressed by other programs, including Auburn, late in the game. The two friends haven't spoken much about the situation since it all happened, but remain as close as ever.

"It's the same, we just choose not to talk about it, but Roll Tide," he said laughing.

Williams, sporting a No. 1 Crimson Tide jersey, was public about his opinions during the weekend.

"Loving This color on me. Alabama the team for me #Rolltide," he posted on Twitter and Instagram with the picture below attached.

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