Tigers Targeting Mobile Standout

This talented defender talks recruiting and the Auburn Tigers.

Mobile, Ala.--Jarrick Williams has been one of the top players in Mobile since he walked on the field as a freshman for the Blount Leopards in the secondary. Now closing out his junior season, Williams is starting to receive interest from schools all around the Southeast and has the offers to show.

"I've got a couple of offers right now," the 6-2, 200 Williams tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Florida, Florida State, LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma State, South Alabama, Clemson and Southern Miss have all offered."

Recently, Williams attended a junior day at Alabama along with several more prospects from around the Southeast. He said the visit went good and is the first of several he's hoping to take this spring.

Another one of those is this weekend at Auburn. Hosting a junior day with 40-50 top prospects, coach Gene Chizik and his staff are hoping to get a chance to talk with and build relationships with top prospects for the 2010 class.

While Williams is hoping to make it in to Auburn on Saturday, he says right now he's not sure he'll be able to make it because of a prior commitment.

"I'm supposed to be going to a little camp this weekend," Williams said. "It's just a little 7-on-7 camp. I just found that out. I don't know though. I still might be going to Auburn."

Because of their late start for 2010 with the amount of time they had to spend finishing up the signing class in the month of January, Auburn's coaches have had an uphill battle with the recruiting game now heating up earlier than ever. Running backs coach Curtis Luper is now in charge of recruiting the Mobile area for Auburn and is someone that Williams says he's beginning to get a feel for.

"I don't really know a whole lot about Auburn right now," Williams says. "I haven't met any of the coaches yet. I have talked to coach Luper and actually talked with him on Monday. He seems like a real nice person."

A standout at safety for Blount in addition to seeing time at wide receiver, Williams had a very good junior season. He finished with 52 tackles and two interceptions on defense. He also added four touchdowns on offense despite having just nine receptions for 270 total yards.


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