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In-state 2014 LB Williams visits Alabama

St. Paul’s (Mobile, Ala.) linebacker Tre Williams has been itching to get back to Tuscaloosa and visit the University of Alabama since the Crimson Tide hosted LSU in November, and the 2014 prospect finally made it back over the weekend.

“It felt great to be back,” Williams said. “I always wanted to go back to Tuscaloosa, but the last time I was going up for junior day, it was raining, so I couldn’t go. But I always wanted to go back and see it.

“The visit went great, especially the scrimmage and the way they were playing. They were playing hard, and in my eyes, I think they’re going to be pretty good this year.”

Williams, who is considered one of the top defensive prospects in the state, paid close attention to the Tide’s defense during Friday’s scrimmage and came away impressed with how well the unit moved around both before and after the snap.

“Their defense moves around a lot,” Williams said. “They call a play before they go out there, and whenever the offense comes up, they call another defense, and they shift all around. It works.”

Before the scrimmage, Williams talked with UA head coach Nick Saban on the field.

“He was telling another coach to go get me some pads so I could suit up and play with them,” Williams said. “It felt great because in my eyes, it seemed like he was real interested in me. Of course I have grown, and he was surprised that I’ve grown that much.”

Williams has grown close to two inches since the last time he’s seen the Alabama head coach. He says he’s now 6-foot-2 and a legitimate 220 pounds.

The Mobile native still holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Kentucky, but he’s also been receiving interest lately from LSU. He plans to attend camps at Alabama, Auburn and at least one other school.

This Saturday, he’s making the drive over to Atlanta to participate in the National Underclassmen Combine.