Class of 2016 three-star College Park (Ga.) Woodward Academy cornerback Antone Williams spent the summer collecting offers and now that the fall is here he's shifting into relationship building mode.
"I'm keeping in touch with a lot of the coaches," Williams said. "I call them once a week. I haven't done many visits so I'm just trying to build relationships with all of them."
Williams currently has offers from several schools like Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Louisville but said the first one is still the one that sticks out in his mind.
"My first one was from Kentucky," the 5-foot-10, 161-pound prospect said. "It was like baby steps, I felt like I'm starting to get the things I wanted when I was little. There were none that really jumped out like, that's a school I had been waiting for, but I was excited to get all of them.
One of the coaches he's hit it off with is Wildcats assistant Derrick Ansley, who coaches defensive backs for UK.
"He's a great guy and a great coach," Williams said. "I actually went to his camp and he actually coached me up and showed me some new things. I was glad to go see him and get a chance to work with him on the field."
One school that is monitoring Williams closely but has yet to offer is Ohio State. He said he's hoping to impress the Buckeyes enough during the first half of the year to earn an offer.
"I believe Ohio State is close to offering if I keep working and doing my thing," he said. "They want to see my film halfway through the year and just make sure I'm doing my job as a corner and helping out other people on the field."
Williams was on campus in Columbus earlier this year for camp and he enjoyed the experience.
"I liked it a lot," he said. "I love Coach Coombs, he's a great guy and a great coach and he was showing me the little things he does to help make his defensive backs better."
Last season as a sophomore Williams had 29 tackles and two interceptions on defense, while amassing 325 all-purpose yards and a touchdown as an offensive player.