"I felt like I could have done better," the 6-4, 220-pound rising senior said. "I didn't wear the right cleats and I hurt my toe."
Some pain didn't prevent him from gaining another scholarship offer, however. This one came from the Auburn coaches, who were obviously impressed with the way Williams consistently beat offensive linemen in one-on-one drills at the AU camp.
"I think it is around 15 now," Williams said of the number of scholarship offers he has. "Auburn is definitely in my top five." He noted that in addition to Cincinnati, North Carolina State, Central Florida and Iowa State are programs that have offered.
Williams had previously committed to former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville's Cincinnati Bearcats, but said after his offer from the Tigers that he is not ready to make a final decision on his college destination. "I am still open," he said. "I am not closing anything. I want to keep my options open so I can make the best decision."
Williams notes that he has been playing football since he was "little" while growing up in the Ashland, Ala., area. He got into watching Auburn football at a young age and said that he was impressed with the campus on his visit. "I like how everything is close together," he pointed out.
A two-year varsity starter at Ed White High in Jacksonville, the 17-year-old transferred to First Coast for his senior season where he will be playing on what should be a strong team.
"My first goal this year is to win a state championship," he said. "I want to shut off my side of the field and lead the city in sacks. I guess the rest of the accolades will take care of themselves if I do that."