Anthony Williams had a tough decision to make. This three-star defensive end prospect from McDonough Union Grove in Georgia was down to three big time programs in Georgia Tech, Auburn and Florida State. In the end Williams decided to stay home and commit to Georgia Tech.
"I committed to Georgia Tech about an hour ago," Williams said. "It's really a great situation for me. I wanted to make decision before the season and focus on my team and school work.
"I have always loved Tech and just feel real comfortable making this decision.
"It was really was tough between Tech, Auburn and Florida State. Those were my top three choices. FSU has a powerhouse defense and I was thinking about playing with Auburn. I thought about all three a lot. It was important to have my parents close and I just felt more comfortable at Georgia Tech."
Another big reason Williams selected the Yellow Jackets was their coaching staff, especially coach Paul Johnson and Giff Smith.
"What coach Johnson brought to the table was great that first year. I spoke with Michael Johnson last week and he was saying what a talented coach he is and just different. And he has that winning attitude. He's the kind of guy that you want to play for.
"And I have always had a very good relationship with coach Smtih. Really, that whole staff is terrific and there is good chemistry there already."
Williams and his teammates started school today. In three weeks they open up their season against Vigor High School from Alabama.
"Man this is a big relief. There's been pressure the whole summer trying to choose a school, looking around, and getting all the letters. Now I can just play and I am also hoping many of my teammates will get the same opportunity as me."
Williams, 6-4 and 235 pounds, recorded 80 tackles and eight sacks last season as a junior.