This off-season, Hoover (Ala.) outside linebacker Darrell Williams has racked up offers from Florida State, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, and Tennessee.
The Bulldogs were the first to offer the Hoover defender. He earned the Vols offer when he attended their summer camp last month.
"I went to Tennessee for the camp and they offered. That felt real good," said Williams. "I talked to the head coach Butch Jones one-on-one and that's when he offered. Then I spoke to the linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen, too. I got to talk to all of the coaches. It felt official."
So far FSU, Mississippi State, and Tennessee are even. Growing up in the Yellowhammer State he rooted for Alabama, but he hasn't had much communication with the coaches yet. He used to follow the Seminoles program as a youngster as well.
This fall he said he will check out some Hail State games, but he doesn't have anything else scheduled. The coaching staff at Mississippi State is staying in touch the most according to Williams.
Last season, he registered 45 tackles with four and a half sacks, and one forced fumble for the Class 6A state champions. He played basketball for the Bucs program, but he isn't sure if he will be on the team this year as he tries to focus on football.
He said Ray Lewis is his favorite NFL linebacker and didn't indicate when he will announce his decision to commit.