"I committed to Alabama because it's close to home," said Michael Williams from Reform, (Ala.). "It's only 30 miles away. I like how there is someone like coach [Nick] Saban there who has been in the pros. I want to experience something like that."
"I decided I wanted to get my decision over with. I always knew that's where I wanted to go."
"They [Alabama coaching staff] said they were very excited about my commitment. They think it's the right decision, and they can't wait to get me over there."
Williams is a big prospect standing 6-6, 240-pounds. He stars as a tight end and defensive end for Pickens County.
Pickens County defeated Southern Choctaw in basketball in the Sub-Region game Friday in Reform.
Williams plans to attend all the Alabama games in the fall and will attend Tide's Junior Day February 24.