May 11, 2006

Tide offers Mobile DB

Mobile, Ala., B.C. Rain defensive back Ryan Williams had four scholarship offers on the table heading into the spring evaluation period, but during the last week the 5-foot-11, 174-pounder has picked up three additional offers — including the one he had been waiting on.

"Coach (Buddy) Wyatt called me on Monday and told me I had an offer from Alabama. Coach Wyatt told me that Coach (Chris) Ball had been impressed with me all year, and that they were looking for a defensive back that plays like me," Williams said. "I was really excited, because I had been telling my coach that I was getting frustrated after running well in camps and having good enough film for an offer. I was very relieved when Alabama offered, because that's the one I have been waiting on, so now my recruitment is going where I want it to.

"I grew up an Alabama fan and wanting to play for a team with that kind of history and tradition. They've had some great defensive backs and I would be honored to carry on that tradition. It's great to have that opportunity and to represent my state by staying home and playing."

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