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Cardinal, Tide offers excite Rivals250 TE

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Offers continue to roll in for Rivals250 Orlando (Fla.) First Academy tight end Garrett Williams, but the nation's No. 143 overall player said over the weekend that he's still not any closer to making a decision.
"I'm going to try and start narrowing it down soon," Williams said. "I hope to have a Top 5 by the time spring football comes."
Recently Williams added offers from Stanford and Alabama and said when it comes to excitement the offer from the Cardinal really stands out.
"That's an offer I've wanted for a while," Williams said. "They run a great program. I know they have a ton of tight ends in the NFL right now, too. Last year they ran it a lot of but they have a system that involves the tight ends and I like that."
But it wasn't just the Cardinal's recent on-field success that he was excited about.
"Academics is very important to me and once you go to Stanford that's something you have for life," he said.
Adding Alabama to his list was also something Williams said can't be taken lightly.
"Alabama is a close second because they've had so much success lately and it's an honor to be offered by them," Williams said. "O.J. Howard played a lot last year and they got the ball to him a lot. I feel like I can be versatile, I can block well and I can catch passes and they run the pro-style offense. Coach Kiffin is a great coach and Coach Saban is one of the best ever."
Of course Florida State always remains in the picture for Williams, who has strong family ties to the program. He said he'll be in Tallahassee next month with the goal of relationship building in mind.
"I've seen a lot of the program but I don't have a great relationship with [tight ends] Coach Brewster," Williams said. "So I want to work on that and that's pretty important because he's going to be my position coach if I end up going there."
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