Last week Williams found out just how much when Grimes came to see Williams practice on Monday. Obviously Grimes and Auburn liked what they saw from the physical lineman as on Wednesday he talked with Coach Gus Malzahn who informed him of an offer from the Tigers.
"It was a great feeling knowing J.B. Grimes took time out of his busy schedule to come down and see me practice," Williams said. "I was able to go against some of our top defensive linemen at Bessemer City that day. It was just a great opportunity on Wednesday morning when Coach Malzahn told me I had the offer from Auburn. I'm really going to take it into high consideration on what school I'm going to be attending."
Darryl Williams had a strong performance in Birmingham
"Coach Grimes is a great offensive line coach," Williams said. "He took the time to observe me before he officially offered me a scholarship. He stuck to his word on that."
With early offers from schools such as Cincinnati, Kentucky, Mississippi State, South Alabama and UAB, Willliams' recruitment ramped up recently when both Louisville and Florida State offered. Those were big ones for the 6-3, 305 future center and he said he's still pretty much wide open as he heads into the summer months.
"As of right now I don't have anybody at the top of my list," Williams said. "As of right now Auburn would be extremely high. I would have Kentucky, Florida State, Mississippi State, Cincinnati and Louisville up there too."
Focusing on finishing his junior year off strong in the classroom, Williams said he doesn't have any plans to make a commitment at the moment.