- Greg Ostendorf, ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN Watch List linebacker Tre Williams (Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s) returned to the University of Alabama over the weekend and took in his first Crimson Tide game of the season. The 2014 prospect enjoyed his visit.
“It was great,” Williams said. “Back in Alabama, great atmosphere of course, all the people there, all the support. The game was awesome, also. Ole Miss really came out to play, and that’s what I really wanted to see, a good game. It was just fun to watch two of my offers play against each other.”
At 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, Williams projects as more of an inside linebacker, and during Saturday’s game, he watched the Tide’s inside linebackers to see what they did and how they performed.
“Of course, I watched C.J. Mosley and Nico Johnson because that’s probably the position I’ll play in college,” he said. “I was just watching them to see how they did. I liked the fact that they kept playing. Even though Ole Miss scored, they did not miss a heartbeat. They kept playing hard, kept playing hard and never gave up.”
Before the game, Williams met with UA assistant coaches Kirby Smart and Jeremy Pruitt, who told him to enjoy the game. He also saw 2014 commitment Bo Scarbrough.
Last weekend, the in-state star visited Auburn for the LSU game. He has now been to Alabama and Auburn in back-to-back weeks, and still nothing separates the two bitter rivals when it comes to his recruitment.
“Both of the crowds are great,” Williams said. “They stay in the game, like the whole game. They stay in it and cheer. The teams played great. Even though Auburn didn’t pull it out, they still played a good game, and Bama played a good game the whole game.
“The coaches, both of the coaches are great coaches. They don’t try to sell me to their school. They basically tell me that you’re going to have to work hard if you come to this school. They’re real with me.”
Williams will visit Auburn again this weekend for the Arkansas game. He says he will be back in Tuscaloosa when the Tide host Texas A&M in November.
The Mobile native currently holds 10 scholarship offers but he’s received letters recently from Georgia, Michigan and Vanderbilt and believes one of those schools might be the next to offer.
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