Recruiting Disclaimer on Alfred Williams

Note to recruiters: When recruiting Georgia linebacker Alfred Williams, not only must you win over the 6-2, 245-pounder, you also have to win the hearts of his parents and grandparents.

"My recruiting process deals a lot with my family so I think my best choice will be whatever I feel comfortable with and what they feel comfortable with too," stated the Westlake HS linebacker who has recorded over 110 tackles, an interception and 4.5 sacks in his senior year. "I'm just waiting to take all my official visits and waiting on all the coaches to come meet my parents and my grandparents so we can all make a choice together that we all think that will fit me best."

This Atlanta native is in high demand with an offer sheet that includes Louisville, Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Vanderbilt. Despite lacking a favorites list or a leader, Williams maintains the Tar Heels are very high in his mind.

"Since the time they first started talking to me, I kind of wanted to go to North Carolina," Williams said. "They stand at the top for sure, but like I said my parents have a lot to do with it. They like North Carolina, too, but they want to meet the coaches and want me to take my official visit and check everything out to see if it is the best fit for me."

Speaking of official visits, Williams has three set up thus far starting with Wake Forest on December 5th and rounding out the month of January with Cincinnati and Louisville on January 9th and January 16th respectively. With two spots remaining, Williams doesn't plan on leaving a trip to Chapel Hill off of his agenda.

"I plan on taking an official visit with North Carolina whenever [assistant coach Gunter] Brewer and I set it up," assured Williams. "They are on the list for sure."

The UNC coaching staff, who are recruiting Williams as an inside linebacker, has the advantage of Williams growing up a Tar Heel fan and a fan of the color all North Carolina followers love… Carolina Blue

"I have followed them through history in basketball, baseball, and football. I'm a big fan of all three sports. It might sound off the wall, but when I was young, the color attracted me a lot. That was what made me look into the program when I was young and I just kept following them. I sort of like the program everything about it."

If the North Carolina coaching staff accomplishes the task of converting Williams' family into as big of Tar Heel fans as Williams is, UNC could be looking at its next verbal commitment come late January.


For more on Williams, check out IC's Alfred Williams profile.

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