WR/DB Hoping Hoping to Attract More Colleges

A football prospect from Georgia has an interest in the Auburn Tigers.

Duluth, Ga.--Speedy receiver/defensive back Andre Williams of Duluth High School is a prospect flying under the radar early in the recruiting season after battling through injuries as junior.

"I played only seven games because I broke my arm in the first game," Williams says. "I made about 20 catches for 300 yards and two touchdowns. On defense I had about 55 tackles, three forced fumbles and two picks.

"It was the radius bone in my forearm," he adds. "I was only out three weeks but the doctor said I should be out longer. I just wanted to come back and play."

At 5-9 1/2 and 172 pounds, Williams also played special teams in addition to wide receiver and defensie back.

"I returned punts last year," he notes. "I didn't get kicked to much because we had two people returning and they usually kicked it to the other guy."

Williams doesn't have any Division I offers yet, but with good speed he believes he'll get more attention from college coaches during his senior season.

"I think I can play both (offense and defense,) but I'll probably be recruited as a defensive back," Williams says. "I'm a good cover corner. If you put me on an island by myself I can lock down a receiver pretty good. I'm pretty good at open field tackles also.

"I'm running track right now, running the 100, the 200 and the 4x100," he adds. "In the 100 I run an 11.5. In the 200 I'm at 23.5."

If he can stay healthy and have a solid season as a senior, Williams should get looks from higher profile Division I schools, but right now it's mostly I-AA programs in pursuit.

"Lately Ball State has been texting me and sending me letters and a bunch of Division I-AA schools like Holy Cross, Samford and Elon," he says.

Williams notes that his father is a good friend of David Irons, Sr., whose two sons, David, Jr. and Kenny, are standout players at Auburn. He says because of the Irons brothers he is a fan of Auburn and he also likes the Miami Hurricanes.

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