With the season drawing closer and closer, 2016 Rivals250 running back Antonio Williams is making sure he has no distractions. With that in mind, the New London (N.C.) North Stanly star decided to announce a short list of the six schools he is focusing on right now.
"I didn't want as many questions going into the season about my recruitment so I can just focus on my team," said the 5-foot-11, 210-pound Williams. "I wanted to get that out of the way. Things could change in my top six. Schools can move in and out. I'm looking at any school that wants to recruit me. I don't want to stop people from talking to me but I need to do what I need to as a high school player right now."
A former Tar Heel commit, Williams named North Carolina, Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Georgia and Wisconsin as his top six.
Auburn- "I like the way they use their running backs," he said. "Coach Horton and I have a great relationship also."
Florida- "I have a great relationship with coach White," Williams said. "I love the campus at Florida and they have a tradition there."
Georgia- "I grew up liking Georgia," he said. "Todd Gurley came from a small school in North Carolina and he's producing down there. I've been to the campus and I really liked that too."
Michigan- "I've been talking to Michigan since my freshman year," said Williams. "Coach Manning and I have a great relationship. He had told me an offer was coming. They've always been in the mix. He stayed loyal to what he said and I like that. Competition is going to be at any college I go to so Mike Weber choosing Michigan doesn't change anything for me."
North Carolina- "I really like the relationships I have with the players and coaches there," he said. "I like that it's close to home and I feel like coach Fedora is turning that program into something great."
Wisconsin- "Coach Brown is a cool dude," Williams said. "He's kind of young and we connected instantly. They're known for their running backs. I think for the last 21 years they've had a 1,000-yard rusher. The run the main offense we run at my high school too."
Williams mentioned that he could be heading back to Chapel Hill in the near future but does not have any date in mind.