Williams enjoys Syracuse visit

Syracuse is making strong progress in filling up its 2015 class. That allows them to spend some of their time and resources on future cycles. That includes 2016 cornerback Antone Williams, who visited the Orange last weekend.

College Park (Ga.) Woodward Academy cornerback Antone Williams is one of the most talented Peach State products in the 2016 class. Syracuse identified his talents early and are working to develop a strong relationship with him.

Over the weekend, he visited the Syracuse campus for the first time.

"During the visit, I got to see all the facilities," Williams said. "I got to see the Dome. I watched a little bit of the camp while I was there. Saw people competing there. I got to see the dorms on campus and different areas of the campus that interested me."

The visit went very well for both sides. Syracuse got to show the three-star corner what their program is like in person. Williams was given a better impression of the Orange and liked what he saw.

Williams' trip to Central New York was planned quickly. In fact, it was right after he picked up the offer.

"It was my last day of school," Williams said. "So it was June 23rd. I got a call from my coach saying I had an offer. So I gave coach (Fred) Reed a call. We talked for a little bit. Coach Reed is a great guy."

One of the highlights of the visit was getting to know the coaching staff.

"They have a great staff over there," Williams said. "Just a lot of people that, while I was there, felt like family. It has a family feel. They have great plans for the program and I feel like they're going to take it to the next level. They're going to take that team up a notch."

Photo from Williams' Twitter account.

Another part that stood out was putting on a Syracuse jersey.

"It was cool," Williams said. "I really liked it. It's always cool to put on a college uniform. Just to see how it feels and see if it's right. I liked putting on the Syracuse jersey."

Still early in the process, the 5-foot-11 defensive back does not have any favorites. All he knows, for now, is that Syracuse is a school he likes after visiting.

"Honestly, I don't really have a list," Williams said. "I've just been trying to take a look at all these schools. Everybody's really on an even playing field right now. I like all of the schools. I like Syracuse a lot."

Williams plans on getting back up to campus this fall to catch one of Syracuse's games this season.

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