Allen-Williams on His UCLA Visit

Bryson Allen-Williams has appeared to be very strong with his commitment to South Carolina, but he is set to visit UCLA officially this weekend. The four-star promised the coaches out west that he is visiting, so he will give UCLA one final look...

UCLA was a school Bryson Allen-Williams really gave a long and hard look at before committing to South Carolina back in April.

The four-star linebacker has visited L.A. before and he will head back out that way early on Saturday.

"I always told UCLA I would take an official visit there, so that is what I am doing," said Allen-Williams. "I am a man of my word, so I am keeping my promise to the UCLA coaches.

"UCLA is a school that offered me very early, I enjoyed my visit there last time, and the coaches there have always recruited me hard. They wanted me to see what it is like there during the season, so I am giving them one last look to see what it's like."

Allen-Williams will leave out of his home in Ellenwood, Ga. around 6am Saturday morning after he and his teammates at Cedar Grove play at Ringgold Friday night.

UCLA may not be the only school this South Carolina commitment visits officially.

A school a little closer to home in the SEC is still in regular contact with him as well.

"I talk to Coach [Chris] Rumph about once or twice a week and I talk to Coach [Kirby] Smart a lot too. Alabama is still recruiting me very hard and they want me to take an official visit there in January. I am probably going to take that visit. We have been talking a long time, they have recruited me hard, so I will probably get back over there."

Alabama and UCLA are the only schools outside South Carolina that the 6-foot-2, 220 pound senior communicates with these days.

The school he talks to most of course is located in Columbia, S.C. Allen-Williams is still feeling good about his early decision to be a Gamecock.

"I talked to Coach [Lorenzo] Ward all the time and he knows I am taking the visit to UCLA this weekend and he knows how I feel about South Carolina," said Allen-Williams.

"I am still 100-percent committed to South Carolina and he knows that. He is OK with me taking this visit and I made sure of that.

"I feel very good about the future at South Carolina. We do not have a big class, but we have a very good class, and it is a class of guys who can come in and play early. My class wants to make a big impact at South Carolina and I am proud to be in this group."

It appears that it will take a lot of this top prospect in Georgia to not end up playing at South Carolina, but with visits to other schools, you never know.

For now though, Allen-Williams is just visiting because he said he would.

"UCLA is a great school and there are great people there, but my heart is still all South Carolina. I am a man of my word, so I am taking the visit, and I want to see what it's like there, but I am a strong commitment to South Carolina."

Allen-Williams is the No. 11 outside linebacker in the country on Scout.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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