BUFORD, Ga., – Tennessee seems to be in good position to land Damon Williams. However, the competition continues to increase as he takes more visits.
The running back from Gadsden City (Ala.) High School had positive things to say about the Vols during Nike’s “The Opening” regional camp on Sunday. The 6-foot-3, 187-pound prospect seemed genuinely impressed with his visit to Tennessee earlier this month.
“It was great,” Williams said. “I liked Tennessee a lot. They’re at the top of the list. I know that.”
Williams said he spoke with Tennessee coach Butch Jones, running backs coach Robert Gillespie and linebacker coach Tommy Thigpen during his time in Knoxville, Tenn.
“They just said they loved my game,” Williams said. “They love a lot of stuff about me.”
The Vols are in serious need of a running back for the 2017 class, especially if juniors Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara opt to forgo their final season of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft, which seems a very realistic possibility.
So what is Williams looking for in a school?
“Just a good offense and a team that’s ready to play,” he said.
Williams said his main focus in the offseason is getting stronger to prepare for college, at least when he’s not visiting prospective schools. At 6-foot-3 and 187 pounds, he could certainly benefit from adding some weight.
Williams, who said he has 12 scholarship offers, has taken recent visits to Alabama and Louisville in addition to his visit to Tennessee. He said he plans to visit Florida soon.
Williams is the No. 36 running back in the nation and the No. 22 prospect in Alabama. He is rated a three-star prospect.
All player ranking and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.