Allen-Williams takes first trip to UF

2014 Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove defensive end Bryson Allen-Williams took his first visit to a college on Saturday when he visited Gainesville.

The 6-foot-3, 233-pound Williams recently picked up his first offer from the Gators and on Saturday he was finally able to see the campus.

“It was exciting for sure,” Williams said. “I loved the Swamp. It was so loud in there and the atmosphere and fan base was crazy in there. It was just so loud and the stadium wasn’t even full. Some people were telling me that last year when Florida played Alabama that it was so loud it registered as a small earth quake.”

While in Gainesville, Williams was able to sit down and talk with three of Florida’s coaches before the game against Bowling Green.

“I talked to coach (Derek) Lewis, coach (Bryant) Young and coach (Will) Muschamp,” Williams said. “Coach Lewis told me just to keep doing my thing and that I was doing good this year. Coach Muschamp was just telling me that I was a good football player and not to just commit on one visit but to visit other schools and measure them up against Florida and then make a smart decision. He said that he wants me to be a Gator though.”

During the game itself, Williams was focused on watching the defense and, more to the point, watching the potential NFL stars along the Gators defensive line.

“Coach Young had his defensive line playing well,” Williams said. “The defense was flying around and the defensive line was firing off of the ball and that helps create a big advantage for them. I really like the way everyone on the defense at Florida can run.”

Williams was reportedly glad he picked Florida for his first visit to a college campus. The Gators’ overall atmosphere in and around Ben Hill Griffin Stadium set the bar high for all of Williams’ future visits.

This fall, Williams will also visit South Carolina and is looking to visit Florida again when they play Kentucky.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.