Alabama would like to add at least 3 defensive backs in the 2019 class, and one of the nation’s best resides in the state.
Christian Williams, a 4-star cornerback from Daphne (Ala.) High School, is one of the Crimson Tide’s top priorities, and now he’s committed to the Crimson Tide. Williams has been to Tuscaloosa numerous times since the start of his recruitment and wasn’t planning on making a decision until National Signing Day in February, but it wasn’t a surprise to see him jump on board now.
Former defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt was Williams’ primary recruiter when he was at Alabama, but the in-state talent has started to build solid relationships with new defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi and new defensive backs coach Karl Scott.
“Since Coach Pruitt left for Tennessee, I’ve needed to build some new relationships and I feel like that’s going well,” Williams told SEC Country last month. “I wasn’t too close with Pruitt because I was young so the coaches really couldn’t talk to me much.
“But I feel like a big priority to them. The coaches are coming at me every day and just talking to me about everything. They’re really trying to get to know me.”
The 6-foot-1, 178-pound prospect said the message from Lupoi and Scott has been clear.
“They think that I would be a really good fit for Alabama,” Williams said. “They really like long, big corners, and they said that I can definitely play the star position in their defense.”
Williams becomes the Tide’s 7th commitment in the 2019 class and the team’s third defensive back in this cycle with 4-star prospects Brendan Gant and Brandon Turnage being the others.