August 2, 2010

Tide on top for 2012 ATH

The Crimson Tide's July camp yielded a number of new offers and plenty of good reviews from some of the nation's top junior and senior prospects and now it has landed Alabama in top position for one of the Class of 2012's top athletes. Panama City (FL) star Eddie Williams made a strong showing on his visit to the Tide's camp and came away with plenty of good feelings about the Tide.

"I was there for the entire camp and the whole experience was great," said Williams. "The coaching was really incredible. They showed us everything from plays, different coverages and even some basic techniques that really helped me right away."

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound star most likely projects as a safety at the college level and worked at that position during the Tide camp.

"I worked at free safety during the camp so I was mostly working with Coach (Kirby) Smart and Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt but I also got to work with Coach Saban a little bit. Coach Smart is a really great coach to work with. He really makes you work hard and he demands that you give it your full effort every time, even with basic drills."

"After the second day of camp, I got to sit down with Coach Saban for a few minutes. We talked about what kind of career I want to have and just how life and school are going in general. He really gave me some great advice and he said part of the way they run their program at Alabama is to help you succeed in all areas of your life, not just on the field."

Williams' strong impressions of the facilities, coaching and overall program strength at Alabama following the Tide's camp have vaulted Alabama to the top of his list.

"I want to take things slow for a few months but I think Alabama is looking really good to me right now. I would say they definitely stand out above everyone else at the moment."

While Williams still has nearly two years before it's time to sign his national letter of intent, the young star said he may be interested in ending the recruiting process very early.

"I am probably not going to drag things out forever. I want to get through this season and keep my grades in good shape but I want to go ahead and make a decision pretty early on, maybe even before the end of the year. It just depends on how I'm feeling about it at the end of this season."

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