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Alabama football’s competitive culture speaks volumes to Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams has a strong case to be the best high school football player in the country, and he is just a sophomore, who is nowhere near his full potential.

Williams attends Saraland High School in Alabama, and he is currently verbally committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide. He holds 23 offers, including offers from Auburn, Georgia and Colorado. He is projected to be the No. 1 wide receiver in the 2025 recruiting class.

The Crimson Tide picked up a commitment from Williams in October during one of the Tide’s football games. Alabama’s iron sharpens iron culture led to his decision.

“It was definitely just the love they are showing to not only me, but my family, and I really enjoy myself every time I go up there,” Williams told Touchdown Alabama. “It is just the competitive nature there, how hard everybody works on a day-to-day basis.”

The Saraland product became the first sophomore to win the Mr. Football award in the state of Alabama in January. He finished his sophomore campaign with 1,641 receiving yards, 700 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns and 24 receiving touchdowns.

Williams knows his early success comes with its fair share of hype and distractions. He remains humble by focusing on the fact he is not at his best.

“I know even with the hype, I am not the best that I could be,” Williams said. “So, I continue to try to get better every day.”

Alabama football is expected to get Williams back on campus during spring practice.

“I am not going to be up there on junior day, but I am definitely going down for spring ball,” said Williams.

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Justin Smith is the Director of Recruiting for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via jdsmith31smith 

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