Prospect: "Tell Them Not To Worry"

Auburn commitment Ryan Williams talks about his official visit to Clemson and where he stands heading into the final week of recruiting.

Mobile, Ala.--Four-star defensive back and Auburn commitment Ryan Williams took his final trip of the recruiting season to Clemson this past weekend and says while the trip was fine he's ready to be an Auburn Tiger.

"The visit was okay," Williams tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It didn't really change anything though, I'm still committed to Auburn. The visit was nice and the campus was beautiful, but it was more of a reconfirmation for me."

Measuring in at 5-11, 190 pounds the last time he checked, the speedy Williams is considered one of the South's top cornerback prospects and had offers from many of the top programs in the region before choosing the Tigers. With limited depth at the cornerback position in the coming years, Williams says the chance to play early is one of the many reasons he is sticking with Auburn.

"I'm just ready man," Williams says. "I'm still going to pray on my decision and make sure it's exactly what I want to do, but I'm pretty firm with my commitment. I'm just ready to play for the Tigers, ready to step on the field. I couldn't be more excited."

Williams was a standout at both the U.S. Army Junior Combine in San Antonio and a Scout.com Combine in Tuscaloosa.

One of the biggest reasons that Auburn has been steady with Williams despite the fact he's taken several visits is because of linebacker coach James Willis. In his first year recruiting the Mobile area for the Tigers, Willis established a strong relationship with Williams early and that has meant a great deal to Williams the last few months.

"Coach Willis has never told me not to go on a visit," Williams says. "He's always backed me up. He was confident in me because he knew I was coming to Auburn. He was like a recruiting father to me."

Along with teammates Elliot McGaskin and Rodney Hudson, Williams will sign at a ceremony at B.C. Rain High on signing day Feb. 7. He says that although he has looked around at other schools Williams has one message for Auburn fans that will be wondering about him until his name is on the dotted line.

"Tell them not to worry," Williams says.

That's comforting news for Auburn fans, comforting news indeed.


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