Jason Caldwell

Auburn RB Signee Alaric Wiliams Ready To Pack A Punch For Tigers

Auburn signee Alaric Williams says he's ready to be on campus and get his career started with the Tigers.

Gadsden, Ala.--A longtime commitment to the Auburn Tigers, 6-0, 205 running back Alaric Williams made it official on Wednesday when he signed on the dotted line with Coach Gus Malzahn’s program.

Committed for almost two full years, Williams said he’s glad to have it over with so he can focus on getting to Auburn and helping the Tigers win a championship.

“It’s a relief,” Williams said. “The whole recruiting process, you enjoy it, but I’m glad it’s over with. I’m ready to get to business. I’m excited about going to Auburn and starting my career there.”

With a long relationship with Gus Malzahn and future position coach Tim Horton, Williams said that along with his friendships with Kerryon Johnson and others will make this a smooth transition for him when he gets on campus in May.

“I think the transition will be easier for me,” he said. “Sometimes people go to place and they have to get used to everything. I’m down in Auburn a lot, so I feel like I know Auburn really well. I feel like it will be easier for me than some others.”

Rushing for 550 yards and seven touchdowns in only four games after a knee injury kept him out of action for much of the year, Williams said he’s excited about what the future holds on the Plains.

A physical back that has the speed to take it the distance, Williams said his goal is to be ready to add some punch to the position when he joins the team before next season.

“I’m just really trying to put on some weight right now,” he said. “I’m trying to gain 10-15 points, pack on some weight but not lose any speed while I’m doing it.

“I feel like I have the speed to run inside, but I think I’m a between-the-tackles type of back.”

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