March 29, 2012

Williams says he's firm



Catching Walton Academy running back Stanley Williams can be a tough task under the lights.

The 2014 speedster has recorded 40-yard dash times in under 4.3 seconds, and just Sunday at the Georgia Rivals/VTO Elite 100 camp, Williams ran a 4.39 hand clocked time and a 4.41 laser time. Both times were the two highest at the camp.

Luckily for Georgia, they didn't have a hard time reeling in Williams, as he committed to the Bulldogs last summer when he was on campus for Dawg Night.

Despite the Peach State speedster's commitment, UGA hadn't been in much contact since the end of the 2011 football season, but that all changed on Wednesday night.

"I called Coach (Bryan) McClendon, and we had a good 10 minute conversation," said Williams. "He told me how they want to get me in there and get me on the field. We talked about school and stuff and how things were going. It was a good conversation and great to talk to him."

Williams visited South Carolina last Saturday to see the Gamecock campus and spring practice, and left with an offer.

This week he will visit LSU, and also hopes to earn an offer from the 2011 SEC champions.

"I'm going to LSU this weekend, and I hope to get that offer," said Williams. "It should be a nice trip."

With Williams taking visits, one might assume that the star sophomore is wavering in his commitment to the Bulldogs.

According to the 2014 standout, that is not the case.

"I mean, I'm going to take visits, and be open to seeing new places," said Williams. "But I'm committed to Georgia. I don't think anyone should worry about that. I am committed to them."

While Williams turned in two blistering 40-yard dash times at Sunday's Rivals/VTO event, he also made it clear that he feels he can do better.Since transferring from Apalachee High School to George Walton Academy, Williams hasn't seen much action on the field, but it doesn't mean that he isn't preparing to have a dominant junior season.

"I'm working hard and just doing my best to get better and to get faster," he said. "I'm hungry and really want to have a great year, and I believe my junior season is going to be my best season. I think it is going to be a big year."

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