Tre Williams "Quietly" Names Favorite

Tre Williams (6-2, 215), one of the top prospects in the state of Alabama for the class of 2014, has an extremely early leader for his signature after his visit to Auburn for the Tigers' 17-6 win over Florida.

Mobile, Ala. – Sophomore linebacker Tre Williams of St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile already has offers from Auburn, Alabama and Florida State and is getting interest from a number of other schools.

So far this football season he has taken visits to LSU and Alabama, and over the weekend he visited Auburn and came away impressed enough to eek Auburn into his No. 1 spot.

"They're probably number one," Williams says of the Tigers, hesitantly. "I don't know. I want to say that kind of quiet.

"It was better than the last (Auburn) game I went to," Williams adds of Auburn versus Florida. "There was more excitement because they were playing a bigger team, and I kind of got into it a little bit like I was a real, die-hard Auburn fan."

Williams was especially surprised by the Auburn defense on Saturday, holding Florida to just a pair of field goals.

"They've gotten way better. Way better," he explains. "They're going to keep getting better and better. I think they have another chance of making it to the championship again. They've got a young team and they're going to go a long ways.

"I thought it was going to be a very close game, like they'd beat them by one point or something," Williams adds. "They surprised me. I can't explain it. It's just great. I've never seen a team be that aggressive and just kill them with a lot of freshmen. That's just great."

Williams took a visit to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 27 for Alabama's game against Arkansas and enjoyed his visit there as well.

"They have a great atmosphere too," he says. "I love to watch their defense play too. It's so exciting. I've always kind of liked the Alabama defense. Plus I always want to watch Dont'a Hightower play, and I had a chance to see him play up close. I love it up there."

His other visit this season was to Baton Rouge.

"I went to an LSU game, but they didn't really talk to me that much," Williams says. "But I'm going to another game there."

St. Paul's advanced to 7-1 on the year with a 40-14 victory over Gulf Shores on Friday.

"We beat Gulf Shores on Friday night and we're undefeated in the region," Williams says. "We're region champions, and we play Enterprise on Friday. We've only lost one game so far."

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