Four-Star Defensive End High On Tigers

Four-star defensive end Andrew Williams talks about his visit to Auburn on Wednesday, what he likes about the Tigers and where his recruiting stands.

McDonough, Ga.--Four-star defensive end prospect Andrew Williams spent Wednesday in Auburn as he made a return trip after checking out the Tigers' Big Cat Weekend in May. Getting in-depth with the defense and learning more about the campus, he says the second time around was better than the first.

"It was good," Williams says. "We saw everything we needed. We watched film for a good bit and saw the whole campus. We broke things down, even to the equipment, so that was real cool.

"This visit was real different," he adds. "It was personal. I was with my linebacker and coaches and it was more in-depth of what I would actually be doing there. It was like what life would be like there."

As a junior for Eagles Landing Christian Academy, the six-foot-four, 240-pounder was credited with 60 tackles along with 18 quarterback sacks. That has attracted the attention of plenty of college coaches to check out the younger brother of Georgia Tech defensive end Anthony Williams.

Already familiar with Auburn's new defensive line coach, Rodney Garner, who was recruiting Williams when Garner was at the University of Georgia last year, the coach helped convince the prospect to check out Auburn for the first time last month and he came away impressed enough for a return trip.

"It was great," he says of meeting with Garner. "We broke things down even more with plays and all that. It even influenced my defensive coordinator to change things up a little bit, which I like. It was real good. It was what I needed."

Hoping to make his decision sometime before his senior season, Williams says there is plenty to like about the Tigers at the moment and he feels sure they will be under serious consideration for his college destination.

"They are pretty high up on my list right now," he says. "It has everything I need like a good scheme. The campus is beautiful, and they have great coaches.

"Even though it was summer it feels like a college town," he adds. "They have great coaches. Coach Garner and Coach (Dameyune) Craig. It just feels good."

In addition to Auburn, Williams is also looking at Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee and several more schools. He plans to announce a Top 10 sometime in the near future.


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