Top 2020 defensive back Avantae Williams discusses his commitment to Miami and his recent visit to Florida.

Hours after his cousin, Lorenzo Lingard, committed to Miami, 2020 safety Avantae Williams followed. The defensive back discusses his commitment to the Canes and his recent visit to see the Gators.

Don't sleep on Avantae Williams. With offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Miami, the Deland safety is a 2020 prospect on the rise. 

After playing running back growing up, Williams has seen his potential on in the defensive secondary as a freshman and now has a chance to become one of the best in the nation. Although he has plenty of time before he signs his letter of intent, Williams has decided to pledge to a program, the Hurricanes. 

"Thats my home," he said about his decision to commit to the Canes. 

Williams committed to the Hurricanes shortly after his cousin, 2018 running back Lorenzo Lingard, made the decision to commit to Mark Richt and company.  

"I was going to commit during the football season," Williams explained. "When I saw my cousin committed that really got my attention, because  it showed me he liked it there also. There is also a part of me that has wanted to go there all my life." 

The Hurricanes head coach and the team's recent success this season are just some reasons why Miami was his pick. 

"Thats my man," he said about Richt. "He is doing a good job over there. Everything is going well, and it's good times right now.They are definitely bringing it [the Miami swagger] back.

"Ever since I was a little I wanted to go there. I first talked to them in middle school like 7th or 8th grade. They really liked me, and I've been just building a relationship and thats what it is about."

Williams, however, is not closing the doors to new programs. With his class' signing day about three years away, Williams will continue to listen to other programs including the Gators. UF is another school that has offered the playmaker from Deland, Fla., and he recently made the trip to Gainesville with his Pro-Impact 7-on-7 team. 

"I got a lot from it [the UF visit," he said.  "It was different than what I expected and what I'm used to. I got a lot more love and I talked to a lot more people. I got a lot of one-on-one time that was good too." 

During those one-on-one conversations with each staff member, Williams was able to learn more about the in-state program. 

"They said great players, play great teams. They play in front of 90,000 people," he said. "They talked about how they produce the best DBs and education wise, they say the Gators degree is a power thing." 

Stay with Scout as we continue to follow William's recruitment.

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