Nick Saban willing to look past No. 4 ATH Jamyest Williams' size

Alabama has long coveted top cornerback prospect Jamyest Williams and Nick Saban reinforced the message to him this week at UA's prospect camp.

Alabama hosted dozens of blue chip prospects this week during its four-day prospect camp, but not many were ranked higher than Jamyest Williams. The four-star athlete, valued as a cornerback by most college football programs, was making just his second visit to Tuscaloosa as a top prospect. 

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Loganville (Ga.) Grayson standout worked out and impressed many while there and part of that process was time with Nick Saban and his staff.

"I got some one on one time with Saban and [Defensive backs coach Derrick] Ansley," Williams said. "Coach Saban just talked about how he would use me in his scheme with me being a shorter DB. He let it be known he usually don't go after short DBs but he's glad he got to do some field work with me and said I was a no-brainer for him regardless of my height."

Many in the college football world recognize Saban's height and weight guidelines, which are position specific, as an integral part of "the process." Perhaps it shows how much he'd like to add the Scout100 talent to the class of 2017 commitment list. 

"I'm a very confident player already but being able to workout and get coached up by one of college's best of all-time coaches, I must admit it means a lot," Williams said.

There wasn't ample time to take in more of Tuscaloosa, but the brief time in town seemingly stacked up with many of the rising-senior's top options -- Florida State, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and countless others -- just the same. 

"Alabama speaks for itself," he said. "Best of everything."

The trip, coupled with the workout and time with Saban and Ansley, who he also connected briefly with over the weekend at the Sound Mind, Sound Body event in Atlanta (video above), has the Crimson Tide in position to be in play for one of the top prospects in the Peach State all the way through the process.

"I'll be releasing my final eight at The Opening (July 6-10) and they will be on the list," he said.

Williams, who has contemplated giving a silent commitment to a program this summer, plans on visiting Georgia on Friday.


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