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Thursday, December 6, 2012
DT Chris Williams eats big, plays big

By Radi Nabulsi

TYRONE, Ga. -- With three Georgia coaches watching on the sideline on Friday night, defensive tackle Chris Williams (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) picked an inopportune time to do his first Willie Beamen impression. Like the quarterback from “Any Given Sunday”, Williams was sick to his stomach on the field, but shook it off and kept playing.

Chris Williams
Tyrone, Ga., junior defensive tackle Chris Williams is seeing plenty of interest pick up in his recruitment.
“We fought,” Williams said. “I was throwing up a lot tonight. I don’t know why. I think I ate too much of the pregame meal. We had chicken biscuits and potatoes. I have never had that happen before. I guess it was because I ate three chicken biscuits. Eat big, play big.”

Teammate and Georgia commit Shaq Wiggins joked that Williams was eating biscuits “like Starbursts.”

Sandy Creek beat Burke County (Ga.) High School is the fourth round of playoffs. Williams, who has offers from Ole Miss and Texas A&M, had another big night despite his momentary indisposition.

“I had seven or eight tackles tonight,” Williams said. “I have maybe 70 tackles on the season. I might have 11.5 sacks on the season after tonight. Hopefully I will break the record. It is 12 and Kedric Golston holds that record.”

Golston played his college football at Georgia and has played seven seasons for the Washington Redskins. Williams would be happy to follow in his footsteps.

“I was a Georgia fan growing up -- a real big fan,” Williams said. “An offer from them would mean a lot since I have been watching them since I was growing up. When I was little I would see myself playing there one day. It would be a dream come true. I like ‘Gurshall’ -- Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. They are pretty good. And I like John Jenkins. He is a big dude. Jarvis Jones is a great guy too.

“I like the atmosphere at Georgia and the coaches like Rodney Garner. He seems like a down to earth guy that is pretty close to his defensive tackles. I went to two games at Georgia, the Ole Miss game and the Tennessee game. It was pretty live, hype.”

Georgia is in contact with Williams as are a number of other FBS programs.

“Clemson, Georgia and Auburn are talking to me a lot,” Williams said. “I like the environment at Clemson. The coaches are cool and they are really close to their players. I would like an offer from Clemson. That would mean a lot to me too. I went down there last week with Demarre [Kitt]. I loved it.”

Kitt is an ESPN Watch List wide receiver with double-digit offers that was committed to Georgia for a few months. Williams and Kitt could wind up as teammates in college too.

“I am not sure where we are going to go, but we are going together,” Williams said. “He is like my brother.”

The 6-foot-1, 283-pound junior plans to visit Ole Miss after Christmas. He took a visit to Auburn recently.

“Auburn has a good atmosphere too,” Williams said. “I haven’t spoken to the defensive line coach yet but Coach [Trooper] Taylor seems like a nice guy also.”

Next summer will be a busy time for Williams as he plans to hit a lot of schools and camps. The early offer from the Aggies will have him in College Station, Texas, soon.

“Texas A&M is a pretty good team,” Williams said. “I will be going out there to visit in the summer time. I saw coach Terry Price today. He came to the school to talk to me for a little while. He told me to keep going hard and that they wanted me to come out there for a camp and that they were very interested in me.”