In 2016, 4* WR Seth Williams looked like a lock to Alabama. The big bodied wideout from Cottondale, AL landed his first offer April 16th, 2016 from the Alabama Crimson Tide. He almost committed on the spot. Thankfully, he didn’t and Auburn jumped into the race a month later. It still looked unlikely that the Tigers had any real shot though at landing the stud WR. In January 2017, it looked like Williams was about to pull the trigger, reportedly to Florida State but once again decided to hold off.
Throughout the ups and downs of Williams’s recruitment, Auburn never gave up. Kodi Burns made the 6’3” 215 lb WR a priority and the Tigers worked hard to get him on campus as much as possible. That hard work payed off on Thanksgiving when Williams announced his intentions to play for the Tigers. Today, he made it official.
Please welcome @8_sethwilliams to the Auburn Family!#WarEagle | #AUNSD18 pic.twitter.com/adzJEA365N— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) December 20, 2017
It’s hard to not fall in love with Williams’s tape. This kid is not only big but surprisingly quick for his size. He can take a short pass, break two tackles and turn it into a long gain.
He can also make those tough over the middle catches that Auburn’s offense has greatly been lacking in recent seasons.
Did I mention he’s dangerous after the catch?
Auburn wanted a big bodied WR in this class and got it in Seth Williams. While the Tigers are still hot after 4* WR Justyn Ross, he’s now become a luxury and not a necessity with Williams on board.
In a lot of ways, Williams reminds me of current Auburn wideout Nate Craig-Myers. Both are very physical WRs with outstanding catch radiuses. However, like NCM, Williams will need to improve as a route runner at the next level if he hopes to get consistent separation against SEC defenses. But there’s no denying the raw ability and Williams gives Auburn another physical presence on the perimeter. This was a huge win for this coaching staff to pluck him out of bammer territory. Excited to watch this kid develop.
War Eagle Seth!