2017 RB Enjoys Another Auburn Visit

Alaric Williams talks about his visit to Auburn last Saturday and what he saw from the Tigers.

Gadsden, Ala.--One of the top running back prospects in the 2017 class, athletic Alaric Williams from Southside High, was back on the Auburn campus Saturday to check out the Tigers in their first spring scrimmage and left impressed more by what he saw on the other side of the ball from Will Muschamp’s defense than the offense this time around.

“I enjoyed it,” Williams said. “It was pretty intense. It was fun to watch. The offense wasn’t clicking I didn’t think. Defense was clicking not the offense. I don’t know, I’m not going to judge them right now. I’m going to come back down next Saturday though. And maybe the offense will click then.”

Already rated a four-star prospect by Scout, the 6-0, 200 Williams has the size and athleticism to be a big-time player on the next level. Because of that he’s got several early offers including Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Being recruited for the Tigers by Coach Tim Horton, Williams said his relationship with the running backs coach and the rest of the staff is important for him.

“I enjoy it,” he said of being back in Auburn. “I love Coach Horton. Me and him have a tight bond and I love Rhett, Coach Lashlee. They’re all cool. I love coming down there.”

Playing with Auburn early enrollee Tyler Carr the last two seasons at Southside and with Roc Thomas as one of his close friends and mentors, Williams has plenty of reasons to choose the Tigers when the time comes. While he admits he’s still very much open in his recruiting, the talented back said having two good friends already on the Plains definitely puts Auburn in a good position.

“It means a lot, it does,” Williams said. “It’s going to have a big impact on recruitment there, him and Tyler Carr. With them telling me things about Auburn it makes me really think.”

Planning to be back in Auburn this Saturday and again for the A-Day Game on April 18, Williams said he’s looking forward to seeing more from both guys as they continue to fight for playing time. While Thomas has already had the chance to get ingrained in the system and work on his strength and conditioning Williams said he loved what he saw from Carr on the field for the first time at Auburn.

“He’s slimmed up, getting muscle,” Williams said of Carr. “He’s doing real good I think. He told me he’s second string right now. He’s doing pretty good. It’s good to see him doing well like that.”

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