Four-star athlete Alaric Williams committed to Auburn in July 2015 and remains a solid commitment for the Tigers.
“It felt like the right fit for me,” Williams told GN. “I love the coaches. I always have since they started recruiting me.”
Williams appreciates how Tigers coach Gus Malzahn has dealt with him in the recruiting process.
"Malzahn has always been straight up with me; he’s been straightforward," he said.
Williams (6 feet 0, 195 pounds), from Gadsden (Ala.) Southside, is considered one of the top five prospects in Alabama and a national top-175 recruit. While he is listed as an "athlete" by the recruiting services, he says Auburn coaches have a definite position in mind for him.
"Running back is what they say they want me at," he said. "If I get down there and bust my butt, I have a chance to play."
Williams is excited about his future at Auburn, but does not want to get too far ahead of himself.
"It’s going to be great, but I’m taking it one day at a time," he said. "I am excited to get there but I’m also excited about this upcoming year."
Williams also said he is excited about becoming part of the Alabama-Auburn rivalry.
"You have to live here to understand it -- it’s freaking crazy," Williams said. "Whenever it’s Auburn-Alabama week, it does not matter what your record is. You have to live here to understand."
Williams also is pleased that he will get to play in the SEC.
"It’s an honor for the coaches to even think I have that skill set," he said.
Williams chose Auburn over offers from Alabama, Georgia and Ole Miss, among others, and does plan on taking at least one official visit.
"I’m going to visit Nebraska in September," he said when asked about official visits.
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