Alfred Williams Picks Duke

Head coach Ted Roof and the Blue Devil staff continue to mine the talent rich state of Georgia in the class of 2004. The latest commitment yielded by the Peach State is 6-foot-2, 245 pound Westlake (GA) linebacker Alfred Williams.

"He committed to Duke today," said Verdell Pierce, Alfred Williams' grandmother. "He said there were a lot of reasons to commit. Duke is a great place to get your education, and he liked the presentation about Duke when he visited. They had a good package to offer him."

Williams, who is ranked as the #54 prospect in the state, made his official visit on the weekend of January 9th with many other prospects. Before the visit he was reportedly favoring Wake Forest and Louisville, but the visit swayed him.

"It [official visit] went really good," said Williams of his trip to Durham. "I had the chance to tour the campus and see the academic side of things as well as how the team interacted with each other."

As a junior Williams logged 115 tackles with four sacks as a junior, before turning it up a notch over his final season en route to 127 tackles, including six sacks and one interception for 9-3 Westlake. Previously, Alfred said that several aspects would affect his decision.

"This had a lot to do with where I feel comfortable, as well as where my family feels comfortable," said Williams.

Williams chose Duke over offers from Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Marshall, Louisville, Central Florida, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Vanderbilt.

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