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Williams Eager to Join Alabama

By David Butler
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Alabama safety commit Chris Williams is hoping to make an immediate impact in Tuscaloosa.

The University of Alabama’s secondary got significantly better when safety Chris Williams verbally committed back in March.

Williams played high school football for perennial powerhouse Camden County in Georgia, a program which is no stranger to winning.

“Being a Camden County football player, we’re used to winning, and I want to stay with a winning program. When I went up there for my Junior Day, it was awesome. People treated us good and everything,” Williams said on the Southern Pigskin Radio Network.

The recruiting process for Williams has been a particularly rewarding one.

“It’s been actually kind of crazy with coaches calling, coming to the school wanting to talk to me and people calling me to do interviews. It’s just real crazy; shows a lot of love,” Williams said.

With the University of Alabama’s success over the past couple of years, players want to play for Nick Saban and his coaching staff. Saban has brought home three national championships in the past five years.

Alabama has a tremendous defensive coordinator in Kirby Smart, who was one of the main reasons Williams decided to join the Tide. When asked which coaches were involved in his recruiting, Williams said, “Kirby Smart. Probably one of the coolest coaches I’ve ever talked to. He’s laid back. Our relationship is real good. I talk to him about once a week. I call him whenever I need something, whenever I need somebody to talk to and stuff like that. When I need information, I call him.”

The SEC has been considered by some as being the best conference in all of college football, and Williams is ready for the challenge. 

“I’m very excited. I’m used to playing with great athletes because of southern Georgia football, it’s just like the SEC to me. We play hard-hitters, hard everything. Everything is full speed. So I’m kind of used to it now.”

Williams played exclusively at corner for Camden County, but Alabama has different plans going forward.

“They signed me as a safety, but I played corner throughout my senior year, and they said whatever suits me best, that’s where I would play. And they said I have a chance to play as a true freshman and that’s what I like to hear.”

Alabama’s secondary was torched in this year’s Sugar Bowl, so with Williams onboard for the Tide, Alabama's defensive backfield should be on its way back to prominence.

David Butler - David Butler, of Watkinsville, Georgia, is a recent graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors in Journalism. During college, David spent time on staff as his university newspaper's sports editor. Growing up just outside of UGA territory, David has been constantly surrounded by the love of football. He loves cheering on his Dawgs, and has a passion for the Philadelphia Eagles. When he is not tailgating, he is perfectly content cheering on his favorite teams from the comfort of his couch with his family, friends, pets, and extremely beautiful lady friend.