Williams camps, meets Saban

It was the first time he was able to take in Alabama's campus, Nick Saban's camp and just about everything in Tuscaloosa, but meeting with the champion coach was the highlight of it all for emerging 2016 defensive back Joejuan Williams on Monday.

LSU offered JoeJuan Williams two days before he arrived in Tuscaloosa for Nick Saban's camp. Many expected Alabama to follow suit with an offer after a Monday workout, but it didn't happen.

However, the Nashville (Tenn.) Father Ryan standout held his own while in action to the point that multiple coaches took the time to speak to him and he capped the day in Saban's office for a meeting to learn more of the Crimson Tide's interest in him.

"It was great," he said. "Coach Saban said he was really impressed with me. He said he really likes my length and coverage and that he'll get with me soon.

"It meant a lot to me, it makes me want to get to work."

A verbal scholarship offer is still possible after his effort in working out as a safety, at a listed 6-foot-1, 200 pounds.

"Yea it is," Williams said of the extension. "But he (Saban) said they are going to evaluate my tape a little more."

In addition to the head coach, a pair of notable Alabama assistants took the time to coach up and speak to the 2016 Volunteer State standout.

"Coach [Kevin] Steele and Coach [Lane] Kiffin spoke to me," Williams said. "He (Kiffin) said he really likes my style of play and will contact me soon.

"I liked them, especially Coach Saban. He seems like a great guy and the whole staff seems great."

It was the rising-junior's first time in Tuscaloosa, and the initial impression was a positive one.

"Camp was all we really did, then I just toured the campus," he said. "I just liked it, in general."


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