The day Seth Williams’ recruitment officially began, it almost ended.
Williams picked up his first scholarship offer this past Saturday from Alabama, the school he grew up rooting for.
The four-star wide receiver from Paul W. Bryant High School (yes, his school is named after the legendary Crimson Tide coach), was personally offered by Nick Saban on A-Day. He admits that the thought of committing at that very moment crossed his mind.
“Yeah I had thoughts about doing it then, but I just decided to wait to see what other opportunities would come my way,” Williams told SEC Country.
Even before he picked up the offer, the Tuscaloosa native had heard from members of his community about playing for Alabama. Almost everyone he knows is a fan of the Crimson Tide.
“They tell me all of the time that it’s a good school and they’re always going to win national championships,” Williams said. “I just tell them that I know they do. They’re always going to have an opportunity at winning a championship.”
The 6-foot-3, 202-pounder, who has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.53, said he had the opportunity to talk with Saban for around 10 minutes this past Saturday..
Don’t ask him what Saban had to say during those 10 minutes because Williams’ mind was spinning.
“There was so much going on that I don’t even remember what he said,” Williams said. “I was just so happy. I just kept on smiling.”
Now that he has been given the opportunity to play college football , Williams is hoping for offers from SEC, Pac-12 and Big Ten schools. He doesn’t have any particular programs he’s hoping to hear from, but Alabama has the early advantage over every other school for the Class of 2018 prospect.
“It’s really close to my heart because I grew up around them,” Williams said about Alabama. “It just means a whole lot to me.”
Williams is rated as the nation’s No. 27 wide receiver and is the No. 4 prospect in the state of Alabama.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.
Chris Kirschner covers Alabama football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Bryant-Denny.