Alabama's No. 3 ranked running back Damon Williams says Louisville is "No. 1" on his list after visit on Saturday

Three-star running back Damon Williams of Gadsden City, Ala., made a visit to the University of Louisville on Saturday for the N.C. State game. He's listed as the No. 3 running back in Alabama and said the Cardinals are tops on his list.

The University of Louisville football program landed a four-star running back commitment from Colin Wilson earlier in the week and now the Cardinals are in the lead for the third-ranked running back from Alabama.

Gadsden City, Ala., running back Damon Williams told Cardinal Authority that the Cardinals are at the top of his list after a visit to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Saturday to watch U of L whip North Carolina State 54-13.

"Louisville is definitely number one right now," Williams said.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Williams has more than a dozen scholarship offers and is also looking at Tennessee, Arizona State, Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland and Mississippi along with others.

Williams had said this summer that U of L, Tennessee and Michigan were standing out.

But now the Cardinals have moved forward.

"The visit was great as expected," Williams said. "The atmosphere was hype from kickoff until the end even though it was a blowout and that shows how much support the fans have and some players like me, feed off of that."

Williams said he had time to chat with running backs coach Kolby Smith and is hoping to make a return trip.

"It was the same 'ol talk," Williams said. "I really like (Smith) and have a great relationship with him."

Williams had 176 yards and two touchdowns on Friday night in a win over Huntsville. He's ranked as the No. 31 player in the state of Alabama by and the No. 28 running back in the country and third-best in the state of Alabama.

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