Four-star RB has Irish in top five

Four-star running back Ty'Son Williams of Sumter (S.C.) Crestwood has a top five and it includes Notre Dame. Williams breaks down why he likes Notre Dame and what his plans are for the future.

Four-star running back Ty'Son Williams of Sumter (S.C.) Crestwood named a top five of Clemson, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

"Notre Dame is in there because I have a great relationship with Tony Alford," Williams said. "We talk at least once a day."

Aside from his rapport with Alford, Williams finds Notre Dame's "brand" appealing.

"Notre Dame offers a great education," Williams said. "And, there's no bigger program, no bigger brand out there. I want to play in a spread offense, and that's what they run at Notre Dame."

The Carolina back plans to make his final decision before the start of his senior year.

"Right now, I would like to make my decision before the start of the season, so I'm not sure I'll take official visits," Williams said. "I'm waiting to figure out my schedule, but I definitely plan on visiting Notre Dame this summer."

Williams, who checks in currently at 6-foot, 202-pounds, visited Clemson and South Carolina this spring, as well as Georgia.

"I'm actually not from South Carolina," Williams said. "I'm from Macon, Georgia and grew up a Bulldogs fan." Williams touts an offer from Georgia, but there's reason why the Bulldogs aren't in his top five.

"Georgia just isn't a fit," Williams said. "They already have so many running backs. That's what some guys want, but not for me. I'm looking for the best opportunity."

As a junior, Williams ran for over 1,600 yards and rushed for 17 touchdowns.

"I'm athletic and I have good feet," Williams said. "I have good hands, too. I get outside and use my speed on the edges."

Williams is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 28 running back in the class of 2015. Top Stories