After a fall that saw him take in games all over the Southeast, Class of 2015 Rivals100 and Orlando (Fla.) First Academy tight end Garrett Williams said his favorite schools are starting to come into focus.
"Right now the six or seven that are standing out the most are Florida State, Clemson, Tennessee, North Carolina, Auburn, Ole Miss and Florida," The 6-foot-4, 221-pound Williams said.
Williams, who is a legacy at Florida State, touched on five of the seven schools on his early list.
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Auburn: "Auburn's awesome. They have top-notch everything. They have great facilities. Their coaches are great coaches and great men. I was actually up there in the summer and then for the Alabama game. It was a great atmosphere and they have some awesome traditions, good academics, it's good all around. The Iron Bowl was crazy, me and my dad were behind the end zone where Chris Davis caught the ball so we got to see all the holes open up and everything. It was really cool.
Ole Miss: They've come on really strong with recruiting. Pretty much all their coaches, regardless of position, reach out to me. Just the kind of men they are. I've been following them on twitter and the stuff they say you can tell by that the kind of men they are and I think they'd be a great influence on my life.
Tennessee: I have a great relationship with Coach Elder, the tight ends coach, so I've been up there twice. I was up there for the South Carolina game, which was a great game, and I was up there in the summer, too. I have a great relationship with him and there's amazing facilities. They have everything they need to win there it's just a matter of when Coach Jones turns it on.
Florida State: My dad played at Florida State so I've been following them my whole life. It's been awesome to see them have so much success. I have a good relationship with Coach Fisher so it's been really good to see them finally come out of their slump.
Florida: I really think they're going to turn it on again soon. I have a good relationship with Coach Muschamp and Coach Lewis, there's just kind of some instability there right now. I'm sure they'll get it fixed sometime soon and they'll be back. I'll be anxious to see how the new offensive coordinator does with his offense in the SEC
Williams said he's in no hurry to make a decision but will likely have a clearer picture of his favorites by the end of the summer.