“Making my decision early helped me a great deal,” Williams told Inside the Auburn Tigers. “For me to go ahead and get the decision out of the way I can just focus on working out hard and trying to build my strength up so I can compete in the SEC. It also helps me keep my grades up so I can qualify. It has been just a huge weight off my shoulders.
“It’s just big for me,” he added of his trips to campus. “I grew up a big Auburn fan and now I get to see behind the scenes at Auburn and things that go on in everyday life and the work players put in to be a great player and make it to the next level. It’s just great.”
Williams has seen just how much he needs to improve his strength by watching the Tigers on the practice field. With Coach Rodney Garner’s group having a solid spring, Williams said seeing them in action was even more of a wakeup call for him.
“It has shown me that I need to work harder,” Williams said. “I see the ways those guys work and the way they’re built with their mass and stuff, and it shows me I need to work extra hard if I want to be as good as them or better than them.”
With the opportunity to play early in 2016 with Auburn needing to bring in some talent at both tackle and end in the next class, Williams said that is obviously exciting, but he’s focused on making himself better so that is more than just a dream.
“It’s great,” he said of the chance to play right away, “but, I really just want to work hard and stay humble. I want to get there and work to be a great player.
“I just want to be better with my speed,” Williams added. “I can get to the quarterback, but when the quarterback starts scrambling it’s tough to finish. I just really want to work on that so Coach (Ronald) Cheatham ordered some drills and a trainer to help us with out footwork and agility drills. I’ll be much be faster next year.”
Planning to be back in Auburn on Saturday as well as later in May for Big Cat Weekend, Williams said he’s just ready to get more guys on board for 2016. Excited to do his job as a recruiter, he added that the Auburn fans don’t have to worry about him.
“I just to tell other players and recruits the things that I have seen and help them compare and contrast with the things they have heard,” Wiliams said. “I’m just going to tell them the good things about Auburn.
“I’m real excited about everything,” he added. “I’m ready to get there so hopefully I can make a big impact at Auburn.”