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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Georgia trio takes in Tide's junior day

By Greg Ostendorf

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Peach State was well-represented at Alabama’s junior day on Saturday.

The group included Bryson Allen-Williams, Nick Glass and Demarre Kitt, a trio of ESPN Watch List prospects who all made the trip together.

“It went pretty good,” Allen-Williams said. “I just got to sit down and talk with Coach [Nick] Saban. Coach [Kirby] Smart was with me and Nick [Glass] the whole day. They were just showing us around campus, showing us what Alabama football is all about.”

Last week, Allen-Williams was told by his coach that he would receive an offer from the Crimson Tide. On Saturday, it became official.

“It was very special because Alabama is the top of the top,” he said. “It’s very humbling. It shows that hard work pays off. I’ve really been working hard this season and last season, and I finally see that it’s paying off.

“But I’m never going to stop. For me, there’s no ceiling. I just try to keep getting better and better and better.”

On the drive home, Allen-Williams, Glass and Kitt all talked about the chance to play together at the next level, possibly at Alabama.

“Me and Nick definitely want to play with each other,” Allen-Williams said. “Alabama is definitely in consideration for all three of us. Alabama is a great program. We may come to Alabama. We may go somewhere else, but we really want to play with each other.”

One thing working in the Tide’s favor is freshman offensive tackle Brandon Greene. He was a former teammate of Allen-Williams and now serves as a mentor for the high school star. Greene isn’t shy about where he thinks his younger friend should go.

“He basically tells me that Alabama is a great program, a tremendous football program,” Allen-Williams said. “He says it’s hard work, but the hard work puts players in the NFL, so you can’t really be upset about it.”

After the visit, South Carolina is still the leader for Allen-Williams, and he plans to attend the their junior day next weekend.

The rest of his top five consists of Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and UCLA. He has visits scheduled to Florida and UCLA in February.