Williams "Auburn was the place for me"

Auburn signee Andrew Williams discusses his decision and what he saw from the Tigers.

McDonough, Ga.--From the outside looking in the recruiting of four-star defensive end Andrew Williams appeared to be a grueling process.

Signing with the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday over Clemson and Georgia, the talented product from Eagles Landing Christian Academy took things down to the wire before making his announcement, but it wasn't because he was unsure of his future.

Taking his official visit to Auburn the same weekend as many of the Tigers' commitments including Tre Williams, DeShaun Davis, Stephen Roberts, Kalvaraz Bessent and others, Williams said all he needed to do was get back on the Plains to realize it was home.

"I took my Auburn official visit first, but when I took my other two official visits (Clemson and Georgia) I just knew Auburn was the place for me," Williams said. "Other than fans getting on me a lot I had a peace of mind. I had coaches and fans of schools trying to influence me and it was kind of stressful, but I knew deep down inside it was for me."

One of the biggest draws for Williams to Auburn was his future position coach Rodney Garner. Someone he has been familiar with since early in his high school days when he camped at Georgia, the 6-4, 260 Williams said Garner's style of coaching and demanding nature is exactly what he was looking for.

"First of all he's a great coach and I can't wait to play for him," Williams said. "He's got a track record of being great. He's going to put his best players on the field so I'm going to spend the next few months getting the best I can be. Then I'll get underneath his wings and absorb as much as I can."

Getting ready to join a defensive line that features Jeffrey Whitaker, Gabe Wright, Montravius Adams and Carl Lawson, all from the State of Georgia, Williams said he's ready to carry on what they have started and hopes to take it to the next level.

"I'm excited about it," Williams said. "It's time for the Georgia boys to take over. War Eagle."

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