Coach Praises Williams Plus AU's Recruiting

St. Paul's head coach Steve Mask discusses his standout linebacker, Tre Williams, plus the work being done by Auburn assistant coach Dameyune Craig, who is heading Auburn's recruiting efforts in the Mobile area.

Mobile, Ala.--St. Paul's head football coach Steve Mask watched his star offensive lineman, Joshua Casher, choose Auburn in April. On Wednesday his star defender, linebacker Tre Williams, announced he is headed to the same college destination.

"They are getting a class individual," Mask said of Williams, who is rated as the No. 3 middle linebacker prospect in the country for the 2014 class by Scout.com.

"Forget the football part of it, they are getting a kid of high character and high morals that what you see is what you get," Mask said. "That wasn't phony what he put on today at the press conference. That was him. He's a true person.

"He has high expectations, but more than anything he knows how to get it done--not just on the athletic field," the coach added. "Everything he does he's going to do it with integrity. To me that's the most important thing."

Former Auburn star quarterback Dameyune Craig is recruiting for the Tigers in the Mobile area, which is his hometown. Craig is the co-offensive coordinator and also coaches the wide receivers.

Mask said that he believes Craig is doing an outstanding job of recruiting for his alma mater. In addition to the two standouts from St. Paul's who have chosen the Tigers, Auburn picked up a commitment from heavily recruited Vigor High linebacker DeShaun Davis.

"Early in their tenure at Auburn they have come into Mobile and snatched up three sure-thing Division I players," Mask said. "I think you've got to give Dameyune credit.

"With him being from Mobile obviously that's had a lot to do with it, but give Coach (Gus) Malzahn and the entire staff credit. They said they were going to change the culture and they have done a pretty good job early."


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