The University of Alabama landed a 2008 commitment Friday when Pickens County tight end Michael…
Alabama TE with SEC Offer
"Alabama offered me either last Thursday or Friday," said Michael Williams from Reform, (Ala.). "I am strongly considering it. I talked to coach Nick Saban, Coach [Kevin] Steel and coach [Joe] Pendry. They told me they were probably going to offer, and a few days later it officially came in the mail." "I was real excited about the offer. I grew up favoring Alabama. It's been a dream of mine ever since I was young to play at Alabama. My coach told me I got an offer from the good people. It's a great opportunity for me especially with the new coaching staff." Williams stands 6-6, 240-pounds. He claims a 4.7-40 yard dash, and he is recruited for both sides of the ball. However, he does have a preference. "I am being recruited for both tight end and defensive end," Williams said. "I would say I am mainly being recruited as a tight end. I am going to go wherever I can get more playing time, but I would say I would like to stay at tight end." Williams was selected first team All-State as a tight end and named All-State honorable mention as a defensive end for his junior season. He recorded 68 tackles and 11 sacks on the defensive side of the ball. Williams is also receiving interest from Clemson and Georgia Tech. He lists his top two schools as Alabama and Georgia Tech, and he talks about his interest in the Yellow Jackets. "I think the coaches there are really good people," he said. "The academics are the best you can get. They have had a lot of success on the field as well." Williams knows when he plans to make a decision and the determining factor. "I will probably make an early decision," he said. "I will probably base my decision on my family and see if I want to stay close to home or go off somewhere else." Williams is aware of his strengths and what he hopes to improve before his senior season. "Offensively my strengths would be catching and blocking. On defense it's my instincts. I have great anticipation," he said. "I am going to try to get stronger. I want to get my hands better, and I need to improve my route running." Pickens County is one of the best basketball teams in Class 2A, and Williams is a big reason for their success. "Our team is doing real good," he said. "We are ranked fourth in the state. We'll play our sub-region game at home against Southern Choctaw Friday night." "I play center for our team. I am averaging about nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks a game." Stay with Scout.com as we continue to track the recruitment of Michael Williams.
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