Kentucky is in need of a quality running back that can make plays early on. One player who fits that mold is 6-foot-1, 230 pound Georgian, Toney Williams. "I get tough yards. I'm good at running up the middle. I'm a hard runner," said Williams.
Playing for Milton High School in Alpharetta (Ga.), Williams racked up about 2000 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. "We went 8-3 and got to the first round of the playoffs," said Williams.
With numbers like those, Williams definitely has attracted a lot of attention. But right now, he's narrowed it down to two schools. "Tennessee and Kentucky," said Williams. "Those are the two front-runners," he said.
What does Toney like about Kentucky's football program? "I just like the way they use their backs in their offense. I had a good time when I went up there," he said.
"I haven't planned my visits yet," said Williams. Williams does have an idea of what he's looking for in the school he finally chooses. "It's about how comfortable I feel being there. I'm looking at how they use their tailback. My relationship with the coaches is important too," said Williams.
With his choices being narrowed down to Kentucky and Tennessee, Williams will obviously give Tennessee a chance to pick their new head coach before he decides. "I won't make my decision until I know what UT does. It depends on who they hire," said Williams.
Williams is rated as the number 30 running back and a four-star player according to Scout.com.