Bobo and Smart had been fighting over talented Bainbridge athlete Nick Williams for the last few months. Williams had to pick between the coach who is from his high school, but coaches out of state, and the coach from his area who coaches the in-state power. He picked the latter.
"I committed Georgia today," Williams said after attending the Bulldogs' second game of the 2007 season. "I thought about it, and I wanted to talk with my parents about it."
Williams has been busy this summer getting ready for the upcoming football season. He is being pursued by a host of schools, but Bama and Georgia were after him the hardest, he admitted.
That didn't prevent South Carolina and UAB from offering him as a quarterback. Williams, however, didn't pay too much attention to that – knowing that his future in college football was likely on the defensive side of the ball.
Williams will be a safety at Georgia, he said, but he's focused on getting work done off the field, too.
"My mother talked about academics with Coach Richt for some time on Saturday, and may father handled the football questions. I enjoyed talking with Coach Richt. There was no pressure for me to commit to Georgia. I felt really comfortable there. I think Coach Richt really cares. Every time I talk with him I like him more and more."
Williams joins fellow South Georgia native Bacarri Rambo, North Carolina's Makiri Pugh and Fayette County's Brandon Boykin as the current set of likely secondary players committed to the Bulldogs. He indicated that he and Rambo are interested in romming together when they both get to Georgia. The pair has talked at length about doing so.
Williams' commitment makes for a strong weekend for the Bulldogs in the recruiting world. North Carolina tight end Dwayne Allen affirmed his commitment this weekend after a summer of saying he had "no comment" about his status. The newest commitment gives the Bulldogs 18 commitments.