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Monday, March 18, 2013
Georgia DT Williams has tentative top 5

By Dave Hooker

Chris Williams hasn't released his official list of finalists. However, he was willing to offer a strong hint as to which direction his recruitment is going.

The defensive tackle from Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek confirmed that Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Tennessee and South Carolina have separated themselves from the pack. Williams told ESPN of the group shortly after a visit to Tennessee on Saturday for its junior day event.

"That's my top schools right now," the 6-foot-1, 283-pound prospect said before adding that his official list of finalists will come out later this spring.

Tennessee cemented its position thanks to its junior day. Prospects were able to watch a scrimmage, tour the campus and facilities and take part in a family-themed buffet with inflatable play sets.

"I love it," Williams said. "I like coaches. I like the facilities. I like the area."

Williams is set to visit South Carolina this weekend. He'll visit Clemson and Ohio State later this spring. Clemson could leap into the list of finalists. It will be Williams' second visit to the school. He has also visited Georgia and Auburn.

Georgia hasn't offered Williams a scholarship yet. If the Bulldogs do so, Williams admitted it would be tough to turn down his home-state school.

"It would be, since I grew up loving that team," Williams said.

Tennessee recruiters are hoping that's a battle they don't have to face.