Bama in Top Five for In-State Junior

Ryan Williams, from B.C. Rain High School in Mobile, (Ala.) put on a clinic over the weekend at the U.S. Army national combine in San Antonio. The 5-10, 190 pound defensive back was named to the Scout.com 1st Team All-Combine team as a top lock-down corner.

"It was great to be out here today," said Ryan Williams. "The level of competition out here today was very high. It was real good to be one of the guys out here dominating all the competition. The quarterback showed me today that they respected me. They would throw my way a few times, but realized they couldn't connect with their receiver when he was being guarded by me."

"It makes me feel real good that Scout.com thought of me as one of the best defensive backs here. I will just continue to critique myself and work harder every time I go out to play," Williams added.

As one of the top junior defensive backs in San Antonio, Williams will see scholarship offers come his way.

"I have not received any offers, but I am receiving heavy interest from Miami, Florida State, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Southern Miss, Louisville, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas State," Williams said. "I would say my favorites are LSU, Louisville, Kansas State, Southern Miss and Alabama."

Williams talks about his early favorites.

Alabama: "They are stepping-up their game. They are playing a lot of players on defense, and they let a lot of defensive backs play. I would have a great opportunity to shine if I went to Alabama."

LSU: "I like LSU because of Chevis Jackson. They have a lot of good things going on down there."

Southern Miss: "Pretty fair in their game play. They are sending me a lot of mail and showing me a lot of attention."

Louisville: "I like the way they play all-around. They play team ball."

Kansas State: "I just like their uniforms."

It was hard to find a receiver capable of beating Williams during one-on-one drills. He talked about his strengths following his outstanding performance.

"I would say my strengths are that I'm physical, I'm fast, I have an eye for the ball and I have good hands," he said. "You can line me up anywhere on the field, and I'll get the job done."

No denying his talent, but Williams does see an area for improvement and stated, "I am going to work on my jump ball. Instead of just knocking down the ball, I want to get picks. I want to cause turnovers."

Williams is looking ahead and planning his summer camp schedule for maximum exposure.

"I will go to the Scout.com combine, Alabama camp, Auburn, LSU and Southern Miss," Williams said.

As far as the recruiting process Williams said, "I don't know if I will go through the process. I might commit early if I look at someone's depth chart, but more than likely I will wait it out."

When asked an overall favorite school Williams replied, "I can't say who my overall favorite school is right now. All the schools that are looking at me are the ones I like. I grew up liking LSU and Alabama."

Note- Williams was not the only Alabama player selected as 1st team All-Combine. His teammate safety prospect, Elliot McGaskin, was selected on the first team as well.

Stay tuned to Scout.com for the latest news on all the outstanding prospects from the U.S. Army Junior combine in San Antonio.


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