Four-Star Recruit To Shun Auburn In Favor Of Alabama?

In this Alabama football news and rumors update, Darrell Williams' soft verbal commitment might be softer than expected, as he is reportedly wavering in his decision to head to Auburn - with Alabama the likely favorite to land him if he does change his mind.

Per Brett Sobleski of NBC's College Football Talk, "Williams originally committed to Auburn May 7. It hasn’t slowed Alabama or Oklahoma’s interest in the four-star linebacker. And Williams is smart enough to keep all of his options available."

Williams is embracing the fluidity of the situation, letting the schools do all the work while he makes up his mind.

“Auburn is the school I’m committed to, but at the same time, at the end of the day, people change their minds,” Williams told’s Wesley Sinor, via Sobleski's article on Saturday. “You just have to go with the flow. Everything happens for a reason. If I were to go to Auburn, then that’s the place for me. If I were to go to Alabama or Oklahoma, then that would be the place for me."

While Oklahoma is still technically in the running, the native Alabaman's heart remains in his homestate.

“Alabama is coming hard and Auburn is talking to me and keeping up the relationship. Oklahoma is trying really hard, but it’s hard because they’re so far away. I like their defense and the way they play, so it’s nothing against them."

"If I’m holding back a bit (from Oklahoma) it’s because of the two in-state schools.”

We'll keep you posted on this potential coup for Alabama as additional information is made available.


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