Cottondale, Ala.--The fact that class of 2018 wide receiver Seth Williams tested out as one of the top performers at the recent Atlanta Opening Regional comes as no surprise after watching his performance as a junior at Paul Bryant High School.
A dynamic wide receiver who is already a four-star prospect on Scout.com, the 6-3, 212 Williams was 15th overall out of nearly 500 participants in testing results. That only added to what has become an impressive body of work for him that includes a state basketball championship.
Earning MVP honors in the Central Regional for the Stampede on their way to Birmingham for the Final 48, Williams scored 16 points with nine rebounds and three steals in a 48-44 win over Parker for the 6A crown.
“It was real fun,” Williams said. “We had never played in front of that many people before. It was a hostile environment with Parker being right up the street. It was basically us against the whole city of Birmingham.
“It was like the best feeling in the world for me,” he added. “Nothing can be like it. It felt amazing.”
Williams has earned a reputation as a talented and productive football player.
With a state title under his belt in basketball, Williams now turns his attention back to football as he looks to continue to rise up the ranks of the top wide receivers in the country.
“I’m big but I want to show that I can run routes,” he said. “I’m a physical person and I want to show that I can catch the ball whenever it’s thrown my way.”
Living just minutes from Alabama’s campus, Williams has an offer from the Crimson Tide as well as other top programs from around the country, including another favorite in Florida State, but it’s the Auburn Tigers that continue to peak his interest more and more.
Making a visit to the Plains early in the spring and sitting down with coaches Gus Malzahn, Chip Lindsey and Kodi Burns, Williams said he likes things at Auburn right now.
“It’s just Auburn, that’s all I can say,” Williams said. “It just feels good to be there. Every time I go there I learn something new.”
That comfortable feeling is something that Williams is looking for when he makes his decision, something that he expects to do following his senior season in December. Still open after nearly committing recently, he said he’s looking for the right fit.
“It has to be feel like home,” he said. “I want it to be different but not too different. I want it to fit me and how I feel.”