Four-Star Williams Has Three Finalists

Defensive end Andrew Williams is holding out to signing day to announce his college destination.

McDonough, Ga.--Four-star defensive end Andrew Williams said three teams are in the mix for his choice of a college destination, which he plans to announce on national signing day.

The Eagles Landing Christian standout is scheduled to announce his decision at around 1 p.m. CST on Wednesday and said he is choosing from Auburn, Georgia and Clemson, the three colleges he has taken official visits to in recent weeks.

"It is going to be hard, but I am ready for it," 6-4, 260-pound defensive end said.

Georgia, which recently got into the mix, is where Williams took his official visit last weekend. The Bulldogs got into the picture after hiring Jeremy Pruitt as their new defensive coordinator.

"He (Pruitt) is a great guy," Williams said. "He managed to get me on an official. The visit went great...They treated me like a Dawg."

The previous weekend the prospect was in the state of South Carolina to check out the Clemson Tigers.

"It was a great visit," he said. "I was able to hang out with a bunch of players just getting to know them and the family side of the coaches. It is just a great program all throughout."

Andrew Williams

His first official visit in January was to check out the SEC champion Auburn Tigers. Williams said he enjoyed spending time with head coach Gus Malzahn and other members of the Auburn staff.

"What stood out really was hanging around the players and getting their opinion of the coaching staff," the recruit added. "The players are going to shoot me straight. I know the whole recruiting process thing, but the players know (what is going on). They go through it every day so they are not going to hold back."

Williams also noted that he enjoyed hanging out with Auburn's verbal commitments on his official visit to AU. "No one was arrogant or cocky," he said. "It was really a humbling experience being around all of those guys."

The prospect is being recruited for the Tigers by defensive line coach Rodney Garner, who would also be the position coach for Williams if he signs with Auburn. "He is a great guy," Williams said. "He doesn't really sugarcoat anything, something I?really like. Just check his track record and he has done many great things.

Andrew Williams

An honor student who is interested in studying business in college, Williams pointed out his decision will be based on more than just football.

"First, I am looking for a school that will help me develop into a man, not only as a football player, but spiritually and just grow," he said. "Football is not life. Football ends eventually so I am looking for that school that will help me after football."

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