Williams Says Auburn Visit "All Around Great"

Mobile defensive back Ryan Williams talks about his visit to Auburn on Saturday and his impending decision.

Mobile, Ala.--B.C. Rain standout defensive back Ryan Williams has been back and forth between Auburn and Alabama for the better part of six months since he first starting really looking in-depth at the recruiting process.

Placing a timetable for himself to have a decision before the first game of his senior year, the speedy defensive back got part of his information Saturday when he made an unofficial visit to Auburn to see the Tigers practice and also spend some time with the coaching staff. He said that following the trip he feels very good about Coach Tommy Tuberville's program.

"The trip was excellent," Williams tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "When I got on campus the coaches greeted me with open arms. The players were cool. The trip was overall very fun for me. It was a thrill for me because my purpose was to get to know the coaches and players better and I did that. Nothing more and nothing less, the trip was just all around great."

The 5-11, 185 Williams is one of the quickest players in Alabama and will likely be a cornerback on the next level.

Making the visit with a friend Williams got the chance to observe closely Auburn's defense and first-year coordinator Will Muschamp. Williams says that watching him and learning more about his history he can definitely see himself playing for the intense coach on Saturdays.

"The only thing I can say is that he's a trip," Williams says of Muschamp. "He's intense and he's a player's coach. He's got everything I want. The defense is intense, they're fast and they hit. They do all that I do."

This weekend Williams will take the second leg of his journey in the state when he visits the Alabama campus to check out the Crimson Tide. He says that he'll make his decision soon after the trip and just wants to get a feeling for their program before making his choice.

"I'll most definitely make my decision after the visit," Williams says. "Really both schools have the same qualities. They have great coaches and great players and great facilities and all that. It's just that gut feeling for me, where I feel like I am going to be able to be productive at."

Williams and his defensive teammates will get a tough test to open the 2006 season. In the ultimate test for a cornerback in Alabama this year Williams will face off against quarterback Chris Lambeth, wide receiver Richie Henderson and the high-flying Daphne Trojans in the opener. Williams says it's a chance for his team to make some early noise in a season they hope ends with a trip to Legion Field.

"It's going to be a big test," Williams says. "Everybody is talking about how our secondary is overrated and how we're not going to live up to the hype. Daphne will come out passing the ball so if we beat Daphne that would be real big for us."

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