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The state of Alabama's top cornerback Ryan Williams received text messages from two college coaches following his great performance in his spring game Friday night.

And yes a big scholarship offer was extended. Who sent the message with an offer?

"Auburn offered me last night [Friday]," said Ryan Williams from Mobile, (Ala.). Coach [Will] Muschamp came to my spring game. He and coach [James] Willis sent me text messages after the game telling me congratulations, and I had an offer from Auburn. They said War Eagle."

"I was really excited to receive the offer. I have been waiting on both in-state schools to offer me and now they have. It's big accomplishment for me."

Williams performed well Friday night, and left no doubt why he is the top defensive back in the state of Alabama and one of the best in the South.

"I did good on both sides of the ball," he said. "I had three catches for 70 yards on offense. I had a 40-yard touchdown reception. They didn't throw the ball to my side a lot. They threw it once on a third down. It was a long pass, and I shielded the receiver. I could have had an interception but, it would have given us horrible field position. I knew it was better for them to punt the ball."

Williams collected two new offers earlier in the week as well.

"I received offers from Memphis and South Carolina Tuesday," he said. "Coach [Tommie] Robinson from Memphis came to practice. He saw me run the second team offense as quarterback. He said I was real athletic, and I could be the next Deion Sanders for their team. He said I could play wide receiver, defensive back and kick-off return. That was real exciting."

"Coach Ron Cooper from South Carolina came by the school and watched me during 7-on-7. He said they had offers for me and Elliott [McGaskin]. I was happy to receive an offer from South Carolina."

Seven schools have made the final cut for his signature early in the recruiting process.

"My favorites are Alabama, Auburn, West Virginia, Clemson, Memphis, LSU and South Carolina. You can put them all at medium interest for now." "The recruiting process is really starting to heat up. The offers are starting to come in now. I plan to make my decision this summer. I am real happy everything is falling into place for me. I am going to keep a humble spirit."

Williams started the avalanche of scholarship offers with his outstanding performance at the Scout.com All-American Combine in Tuscaloosa April 29.

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