It's coming down to crunch time for Lyman (Fla.) Longwood defensive tackle Ian Williams. There will be a decision by the New Year.
"I'm definitely going to do it sometime in December," Williams said. "I'm not going to wait until next year to do it, I know that."
The 6-foot-2, 294-pounder wanted to make a college decision weeks ago, but he held off at the request of his longtime favorite. He nearly committed to the Florida Gators a few weeks back, but for whatever reason did not.
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"They want people to hold off on committing right now," Williams said. "I could have committed. They just wanted people to hold off. They just wanted people to hold off."
"I still call Florida my leader."
Nevertheless, Williams has continued to take official visits to other schools. Auburn was his latest. He previously had visited Notre Dame and he could set up visits to Ole Miss, Clemson or South Carolina.
The Fighting Irish and Tigers appear to be on his mind the most following Florida.
"Notre Dame or Auburn would be second, but it's really Florida and then the rest of the schools," Williams said. "I don't really have a second place."
He says it's only possible that he visits Clemson, South Carolina or Ole Miss.
It makes sense that the Fighting Irish are in the mix for Williams. Notre Dame has been in the thick of several recruiting battles in the Southeast during this cycle and have been in pursuit of Williams since the summer.
"They have been in the picture since June," Williams said. "Notre Dame is a great school with academics and tradition. That was my first official visit."
His visit to Auburn this past weekend also went well despite the Tigers' loss to Georgia.
"It went good," he said. "I had a good time. The loss didn't have much effect at all. It just put a little damper on the visit."
"Auburn stands high up there. They are near the top of my list of schools."
Williams is a high (5.7) three-star rated prospect.