Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Georgia RB commit takes in FSU game
By Corey Dowlar
Stanley Williams (Monroe, Ga./George Walton) went to go see an SEC school play on Saturday, but it wasn't the Georgia Bulldogs -- the program he's committed to.
Instead, the 5-foot-8, 180-pound tailback saw Florida State host its in-state rival Florida in its regular season finale.
"It was crazy watching them go head to head and play for the bragging rights for the rest of the year," he said. "It was a fun place to be in."
Williams only had a brief opportunity to speak with running backs coach Eddie Gran. But from his perspective, the most beneficial part was to see the current players in their own environment before a big game.
"I talked to [Eddie Gran] and he mainly just told me how the the players approached the game," Williams said. "It was really fun because I was able to see how the players got focused for the game."
This wasn't Williams' first trip to Tallahassee, Fla. He had been there during a camp session over the summer.
But it was the first time he'd been inside Doak Campbell Stadium for an actual game.
"I have been to Florida State before, I went there earlier this summer, but it gave me a chance to see how the fans support their school and the students and everything like that," he said. "We got a tour of the campus and it was a good place, a nice place to get an education and play college football. I really like the atmosphere and how the coaches run things."
With time for unofficial visits quickly expiring prior to junior days in January, Williams has begun to plan trips. Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State and South Carolina were those mentioned that could get a visit.
He's still committed to Georgia, but wants to make sure it is the correct decision for him.
"I am just trying to make sure that is the right choice. I am about 90% committed," Williams said. "But there are a lot of schools that are recruiting me and are about to start recruiting me. I am interested to see what they have to offer. I want to make sure I make the right choice to get an education and play college football."