Williams To Be At USC This Weekend

Westlake (Atlanta, GA) cornerback Addison Williams pledged his commitment to South Carolina back in late May, and despite other school's best efforts, he has remained firm in his commitment to the Gamecocks. While Williams focus has now turned from the recruiting process to his senior season, he is looking forward to attending the annual border battle between USC and Georgia this Saturday.

"I'll be there on an unofficial visit. I know I've talked with Brian Maddox and Quintin Richardson about the game. Everybody is looking forward to it."

Williams, who measures in at 5'9 and 170 pounds, said that he visited South Carolina for the Alabama game in 2005, but he is especially looking forward to the game day atmosphere against Georgia on Saturday.

"I know Coach Cooper said they're going to have little things before the game. So I'll be looking forward to the pre-game festivities."

The Peach State prospect tuned in to watch the Gamecocks victory over Mississippi State this past Thursday, and he shared his thoughts on the performance.

"They played a pretty good game. They struggled on the offensive side of the ball, but as a defense, I believe they played a great game."

Williams stated that the South Carolina coaches have done a good job of staying in contact with him since his commitment, and he had even talked to both Ron Cooper and Tyrone Nix in the past twenty four hours.

"I talked with Coach Cooper last night, and I just hung up the phone with Coach Nix."

Williams, who totaled 32 tackles and 6 interceptions in his junior season, commented on how his senior season has started out.

"We played our first game this past Friday. I'd say I probably had a decent game. I had 6 tackles, I had a forced fumble, a fumble recovery., and about three pass break ups."

Williams has always possessed great speed, and he has even been timed running below a 4.4 second forty yard dash. That kind of elite speed has helped him excel in pass coverage over the years, but Williams stated that his run defense is what has improved the most since last season.

"I've improved on coming down and supporting against the run."

The talented defensive back confirmed some good news for Gamecock fans, as he will be graduating from high school early and enrolling at South Carolina in January, which will allow him the luxury of taking part in spring practice.

"I will be enrolling in January."

Lastly, Williams shared his expectations for his Westlake football team this season.

"We should compete for a state championship."

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