Auburn "Probably At The Top" For Williams

Four-star linebacker Darrell Williams talks recruiting and why the Auburn Tigers are still at the top of his list.

Hoover, Ala.--One of the top linebacker prospects in the south for the 2015 recruiting class, 6-3, 225 Darrell Williams visited Auburn during spring practice and left with the Tigers as his leader. Making a trip to Alabama for their spring game gave him the opportunity to see the Crimson Tide once again just two weeks ago, but Williams said it didn't change who was at the top of his list.

"They are probably at the top right now," Williams said. "Every time I talk to Coach (Gus) Malzahn and Coach (Ellis) Johnson they tell me how much they like me and want me down there. They are showing me a lot of love and I kind of like that more than other people that are showing interest. That's kind of why they are taking those steps forward, plus they are good people."

With Auburn on a roll recently, getting commitments from Kerryon Johnson, Bailey Sharp, Marquel Harrell, Kaleb Kim, D'Anfernee McGriff and Jordan Colbert all within the last two weeks, Williams said he has paid attention to the run the Tigers are on but he's not ready to do it just yet.

"I'm not too far," Williams said. "I'll probably decide soon. The latest it will be will be the end of the summer.

"It is a good thing," he added about Auburn. "If that's the team you're looking forward to or your top school then that just kind of adds on to things."

Darrell Williams

As for his recent visit to Alabama, Williams said that even though his teammate Christian Bell pulled the trigger while in Tuscaloosa and committed, for him the visit didn't have as big of an impact because his teammate is letting him do his own thing.

"It was pretty fun," Williams said of his trip to Alabama. "Christian committed and it was all right. He doesn't really say too much to me about it. Things haven't changed."

Getting closer to making his decision, Williams said at the moment the Tigers are in the lead with Alabama and several other schools trying to make a run at him.

"Alabama is in there and Oklahoma is showing me a lot of interest," he noted. "They told me I would have a chance to be able to play early. They are probably in there with Alabama. Then it's Mississippi State and Florida State."

Williams and his Hoover teammates are back on the practice field this spring as they look to three-peat as state champions. This time around it will have to be in 7A as the Bucs moved up a classification. One of the leaders on a team loaded with top talent, Williams said his goal is to step up that part of his game to help his team stay on top.

"The first couple of days will probably be a little rocky and it's kind of different being a senior because you have to take on a different role, but I just have to get used to it," Williams said. "I have to step up and be a leader to help the team get better."

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