Williams Ready To Get Auburn Career Started

Auburn got a signature from four-star linebacker Darrell Williams out of Hoover on Wednesday, a prospect with plenty of potential to succeed at the college level.

Hoover, Ala.--For longtime Auburn commitment Darrell Williams there was always been a lingering question in the back of his mind, did he make the right choice? Even though he was comfortable with his decision to be a Tiger, he wasn’t ready to say it was 100 percent done until his official visit to the Plains.

On Wednesday he put the finishing touches on his recruiting when he signed with the Tigers at a ceremony at Hoover High School. One of the leaders of a Bucs team that won its third consecutive state championship this past season, Williams said being back in Auburn for his visit and last weekend for an unofficial visit showed him his choice was the right one.

“Everytime I go down there it’s fun," Williams tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "Like I said the other day, every time I’m down there it just gets closer and closer and the bond gets tighter and tighter. I just have a great time every time I’m down there and get a great feeling."

Always comfortable on the Plains, Williams’ questions surrounded how he would be used in Ellis Johnson’s defense. Those are questions he doesn’t have where Will Muschamp is concerned. Getting the full rundown of the defensive scheme and his place in it, Williams said he can’t wait to get into the system and get started.

“I think it will be pretty good,” Williams said. “I feel like they have a great plan with Coach Muschamp and Coach Lance Thompson coming in. I feel like they have a great plan coming in.

“Coach Muschamp said we’re going to be playing a 3-4 and a 4-3 so he wants me to play outside linebacker, inside linebacker, third-down pass rush, Sam, Buck, Mike, Will, everything,” he added. “He said I’ll be playing on special teams and he expects me to play as a freshman. How much I play will be on me.”

No matter what happens down the stretch for the Tigers in this recruiting class, Williams said he feels like things are on the right track with the coaching staff and the guys already on board. That doesn’t mean they are satisfied, however, as Williams said the goal is to get the best of the best to get on the bus and that won't stop until the final fax is in.


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