AUBURN, Ala. -- Although 2014 prospect Tre Williams is considered one of the top linebackers in the nation for his class and already has nine scholarship offers to show for it, the Mobile, Ala., native continues to want to get better.
On Saturday, Williams worked out at Auburn’s Mini-Camp II to learn from the AU coaching staff and improve his game for the upcoming season at St. Paul’s Episcopal.
“It was great to compete, great players, great class of 2014 with the linebackers especially,” Williams said. “The camp was very good at Auburn, and I’m pretty sure I’ve gotten better today.
“Basically, I came to the camp to get better, meet the coaches, see how they are in action and also meet some of the other recruits and see what they’re looking for.”
During his workout, Williams impressed the Auburn coaches, in particular defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder and linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen. However, he’s nowhere closer to narrowing his list or making a decision.
“It’s getting harder,” Williams said. “The decision is really getting harder. Yes, people are telling me to narrow it down, but I’m still trying to have fun with it. I have to narrow it down soon, but I can’t do it right now.”
Williams plans to narrow his list to three schools by his senior year and says there’s a great chance that both in-state schools, Alabama and Auburn, make the cut. He also has offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss and USC.
The Alabama native is in no hurry to make a decision, especially after he saw Reuben Foster, the state’s top linebacker in 2013, flip his commitment from Alabama to Auburn on Thursday.
“Now that was crazy,” Williams said. “I was actually at the camp when he committed to Alabama. He was very happy about it. Just seeing him switch over like that, I didn’t know what to think. I’m still shocked about that.
“I probably wouldn’t do that, but people have different mindsets. That just lets me know a commit is really just saying something. Anything can happen.”
Williams says he’s done with the camp circuit for the summer as he and his teammates get ready for the upcoming season.