"I thought they would make a really big bowl game, but not the national championship game," Williams tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Of course, I trusted Coach Craig and Coach Malzahn and everything they said they were going to do. I put all my trust in them and they said they were going to do it, and they did it. That really tells me I made the right decision."
One of several hundred recruits on hand for Auburn's dramatic wins over Georgia and Alabama, Williams says that he had no doubt the Tigers were going to win on Saturday against Missouri. Although it was closer than he wanted, the talented linebacker says it's what he has come to expect with this team.
"I knew they could do it because they have the team to do it," Williams notes. "It really didn't surprise me, but then again it was a good game. They had me on the edge of my seat the whole game. I knew they would pull it out at the end because they're good at pulling games out towards the end of the fourth quarter."
Once the Auburn game ended Williams did like most people pulling for the Tigers, he flipped channels to watch Ohio State take on Michigan State in the Big 10 title game. Falling to the Spartans, a loss by the Buckeyes meant Auburn moved to number two and earned a shot to face Florida State.
"I wasn't surprised because Ohio State doesn't really play anyone," Williams says. "Once they actually played a really good team they kind of slowed down a little bit. I wasn't really surprised that Michigan State won, but then again Michigan State came out and played and put it on them. It was a really good game."
With almost a full month off before facing the No. 1 Seminoles, Williams says that he's fully expecting his future teammates to go from worst to first when the smoke clears at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
"I know they can do it again," Williams says. "They have more than enough time to prepare for this game. Florida State has the same amount of time and both of them are good teams. I still don't see anybody stopping this offense so Florida State is going to have to come with it."
Williams will be watching the game from home following his appearance in the Under Armour All-American Game in Florida. That will be his second all-star appearance in a month after he takes part in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic on Saturday at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. He and his teammates are in Montgomery this week practicing for the game.
Getting the chance to play with future teammates such as Racean Thomas, Justin Thornton, Kamryn Pettway, Jakell Mitchell and Stephen Roberts this week, Williams says he's also looking forward to getting on the field with several players he hopes join Auburn's recruiting class this year.
"It's always great playing with friends you have known for a good period of time," Williams says. "As far as getting recruits like Rashaan, we're trying to get him to come to Auburn. To see him play this week and playing with him is going to be something special."