After having committed to North Carolina in September of last year, 2016 running back Antonio Williams announced via Twitter on Saturday that he has decommitted from the Tar Heels. The New London (N.C.) North Stanly star spoke about his decision on Saturday at the Rivals250 Underclassmen Challenge presented by Under Armour.
"I'm going to decommit from North Carolina," said the 5-foot-11, 210-pound Williams. "I've been getting a lot of interest from Wisconsin, Florida, Auburn and some other SEC schools. I feel that I want to play against the best competition in the country so I think I want to play in the SEC and play at a school where I can get the ball a lot like at Wisconsin, Florida or Auburn. Those schools build around running backs. North Carolina doesn't really do that.
Williams now has his sights set on schools outside of his home state.
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"I'm going to look to go to an out of state school," he said. Most of the in-state schools are passing teams and I want to be able to pound the ball."
There is one visit on the horizon for Williams.
"I'll be at Auburn on July 19," Williams said. "I went to Florida recently and the offered me. Wisconsin called my coach and offered me. I've been talking to coach Brown from Wisconsin a whole lot. I've also been talking to coach White from Florida a lot and some coaches from Auburn."
Williams has a plan in mind of when he will be making his final decision.
"I'm probably going to commit again at an all-star game after my senior season," he said. "I'm just looking at where I'm going to fit in. I committed really early and I was looking at numbers and how they got guys into the NFL. I didn't really look at what type of running back I was and what type of offense I fit into and that's what I'm looking at now."
Williams was one of the top running backs at the Rivals250 Underclassmen Challenge presented by Under Armour.