After having some early apprehensions about playing the sport, Williams says that he has become passionate about the game. His intensity showed as he helped lead a team of players from a variety of different high schools to the championship round of the lineman team competition at the Auburn camp.
"Unfortunately, we lost in the championship game and that hurt me," he says. Carver of Columbus, Ga., won the linemen challenge. "It was a lot of fun though because all of us came to the camp without a team and we learned how to bond," Williams says.
The lineman, who says he is currently 6-4 1/2, 250 pounds and growing, notes that he began playing football as a 10-year-old.
"For me when I first started football, it was shaky," he recalls. "I didn't want to play, but my dad forced me. I just got better and better and progressed as I started working at it. It eventually became something that I have loved."
A player expecting to start for his third year in high school as a junior, he notes that he got to talk to Auburn head coach Gene Chizik at the AU camp and Chizik let him know that Auburn is giving him a serious look. He notes that he is also looking at the Tigers, who have made him an early scholarship offer.
Auburn is not the only college interested in the prospect who plays defensive end, defensive tackle and offensive tackle. "Georgia has offered me as an offensive tackle," he says. "Ole Miss, Kentucky, LSU have offered. I think that is it."
Leslie, who also plays basketball, says he plans to add more sports to his lineup as a junior. "Next year I am going to try to do it all--baseball, football and soccer," he says.