The school that offered before them was one he was waiting for.
"Georgia offered me last Wednesday and I had been holding out for that one. I did not know if they were going to offer me or not.
"They are an in-state school, I have always liked Georgia, so that is an offer I always wanted. I talked to Coach [Bryan] McClendon on the phone and he told me the game is about to change for me. He told me that Georgia was offering me and that they are coming after me.
"I talked to Mark Richt the next day and he said the same things to me. Coach Richt told me I was one of their top linebackers and that Georgia wanted me."
That offer meant a lot to the 6-foot-2, 213 pound junior out of Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove, but it did not mean enough to put the school close to home on top of his list.
"South Carolina is still my leader. I have really built a great relationship with their coaches, especially Coach [Lorenzo] Ward.
"He has talked to me about my potential in their defense, how I could play any of their three linebacker positions, and I really like them. I like the energy their coaches have, I like how they are recruiting me, and they are on top."
It looks like schools that want to move the Gamecocks out of that top stop have roughly five months to do so.
"I am looking at August 9 as my commitment date," Allen-Williams said. "That has been a day at Cedar Grove that many top prospects have announced their decisions.
"It is kind of a tradition. I think I will be ready to commit, but if I am not, I will wait. I will not commit just to commit.
"I have visited a lot of schools already, I will be at Georgia this weekend, and I will see many others this spring, so I am thinking I will be ready to commit in August."
Allen-Williams finished the 2012 season with 92 tackles and 18 sacks. He is currently ranked as the No. 20 outside linebacker in the country by Scout.