McDonough, Ga.--Anthony Williams is expected to be one of the top defensive end prospects in the state of Georgia this fall and the junior at Union Grove High School is already drawing plenty of attention from college recruiters.
"It was a good visit," Williams tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I like Auburn as a team. I talked with the head coach and the defensive line coach. It was very good. They want to build chemistry and think that is important in choosing a school."
Playing end in a 4-3 front, quickness is a much desired trait for a college prospect at that spot and Williams says he believes that is one of his assets. "My speed off the edge and my long arms are my strengths as a player," he says.
Combine that with good grades and a frame to get bigger and stronger and it is not surprising that colleges as far away as Stanford have made early offers.
"I am up to nine scholarship offers now," he says. "It is a little overwhelming, but I am very excited."
Commenting on what he is concentrating on as he prepares for his senior season, Williams says, "I working on getting stronger and bigger. I am trying to gain wait and keep my speed at the same time.
"I am 6-4 and weigh around 225 to 230 pounds," he says. "I lost a little weight playing basketball. I am in the weight room now. I want to weigh 240 to 245, somewhere along there, for my senior season."
The end first broke into the starting lineup on a part-time basis as a 10th grader and started on a full-time basis last fall.
A good student, Williams hasn't decided what he wants to study in college. "That's a good question," he says. "I am not sure yet. It depends on what school I go to."