Auburn The Leader For 4-Star Receiver

Four-star wide receiver Taj Williams talks about his visit to Auburn and what has the Tigers on top for him.

Tallahassee, Fla.—Four-star wide receiver Taj Williams was looking forward to his official visit to Auburn and following his trip he said it lived up to his expectations and then some. Leaving with the Tigers as his leader he said there is plenty to like about Coach Gus Malzahn and the new staff.

"After this visit they are pretty high," Williams said. "They are my number one school right now. I liked everything. It was my third time up there. It's a great place. I enjoyed myself."

Being recruited for the Tigers by former Auburn QB Dameyune Craig, who is now the WR Coach for the Tigers, Williams said it was good to be able to hang out with him for the weekend and continue to build the relationship they already have.

"I spent the most time with Coach Craig," Williams said. "He's a great guy. He has been recruiting me since he was at Florida State. I have gotten to know him a good bit."

Williams was one of three receivers on campus this weekend for official visits along with Auburn's newest commitment Tony Stevens and high school teammate Dominic Walker. With the Tigers looking for immediate help at the position he said it makes them very attractive.

"I saw a lot out of them," Williams said of the offense. "They showed me some film and where they would put me in the offense. They are trying to spread the ball around next year. I see myself playing there.

"We talked a lot," he added of the other receivers. "Tony committed this morning so he asked me what I'm going to do. I might join him up there. They have a good rotation there so it's no problem."

Spending time with Tallahassee native T.J. Davis as well as current teammate and fellow official visitor James Hearns while on his visit, Williams said he got a great feel for Auburn's energy and loved every second of it.

"We hung out the whole weekend together," Williams said of Davis. "We had a great time. He showed me around town and showed me all the spots. We had a good time."

At 6-3, 195, Williams played both ways for Lincoln High, but expects to play wide receiver on the next level. As a senior he caught 52 passes for 782 yards and 11 touchdowns as his team advanced to the state title game before losing to St. Thomas Aquinas.

Still looking at Louisville, Kentucky and Clemson in addition to Auburn, Williams said he'll likely try to visit all three before making a final decision on or around signing day.


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