Sophomore Standout Enjoys AU Visit

Sophomore standout Tre Williams talks about his Auburn trip last weekend and early thoughts on recruiting.

Mobile, Ala.—As one of the top prospects in Alabama for the 2014 class, St. Paul's standout Tre Williams already has three offers and is a sure bet to get dozens more before he's done on the high school level. On Saturday Williams got his first taste of where he hopes to be one day, playing big-time college football, when he traveled to Auburn to see the Tigers take on Mississippi State at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Like everyone who experiences the pageantry of the college game for the first time Williams said he left very impressed by what he saw.

"I loved it," Williams tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I love the team they have this year. They are young, but when they start learning how to play together they are going to be so much better. I think they have another chance to win another one this year. Their fans are just amazing. I love their fans.

"I have never seen that many people in one stadium," he added. "There were a lot of people. I have never been to a college game. I was so excited to see how college players play and stay together and how they were so organized."

Watching as Auburn went down to the wire before beating the favored Bulldogs, Williams said that he feels like Coach Gene Chizik's team is just now beginning to show what it's capable of this season. One of the reasons why he believes that is because of the attitude the team shows on the field.

"They gained more yards than last week and it looks like they're getting better every week," Williams said. "Towards the end of the season they're going to be so much better than they are now.

"They never gave up," Williams added. "That's the best thing they did. They never gave up. They kept going and kept hustling and never let down."

Currently with offers from Auburn, Alabama and Florida State, Williams is in good shape although he's just a sophomore in high school. With still plenty of time before he makes a decision Williams said he's just going to take his time.

"I have three offers from Alabama, Florida State and Auburn," Williams said. "I'm just enjoying the life right now. In my senior year that's when I'll start looking at making my decision. Right now Alabama is up there and Auburn is kind of tied. Florida State is kind of beneath them but they'll get there. All of them are in there."

Coached at St. Paul's by Auburn's Former Director of Football Operations Jimmy Perry, who was also the head coach at Robert E. Lee in Montgomery, Williams has used his time wisely since playing last season as a freshman for the Saints. Attending several camps and learning more about the position, he said both he and his team are improving every day and looking towards a strong 2011 season.

"Last year I was just experiencing how to play high school ball," Williams said. "This year I have improved on several things. Last year we worked as a team, but this year we're even better because we know each other better. We have come along so well and we're just clicking more and more each game."

Currently 3-0 on the season, St. Paul's has outscored its opponents 126-13 this season. Included in that is a 30-0 win over defending 5A Champ Spanish Fort last weekend. This Friday night the Saints take on Vigor at Prichard Memorial Stadium.


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