As the Cairo Syrupmakers prepare for a consecutive run to the Georgia State Championship game, its top defender, Montavious Williams will have the opportunity to shift his focus off of recruiting and fully onto his team. The 6-foot-1, 260-pound defensive tackle recently made his commitment to Troy University.
"Yeah it's true," Williams said of the commitment. "I committed Friday night. The coaching staff is great. I really liked the facilities and my mom liked it."
Williams, who had 84 tackles from his defensive line position last season including 17 tackles for loss, just felt like the timing was right to end his recruitment.
"It just seemed like everything was right," he said. "Everything was in place. And they're a team on the rise. I'd been thinking about it for like a month. I thought now was the time. I talked to a few of my coaches and they gave me the ok and I committed."
Williams had scholarship offers on the table from Georgia Southern, UAB, Middle Tennessee State and Eastern Kentucky. He also had seen some interest from the SEC.
"Alabama was one of the first teams to come and they seemed like they would offer but they didn't do it so I went ahead and did it."
Cairo high school has begun practice for the fall with one goal in mind: finishing off what they left off last season.
"We're looking pretty good right now," he said. "We've gotta wait until we get out there with some other teams. The biggest goal is to win state."