July 4, 2006

UA commit brings championship experience

Alabama entered the 2007 recruiting class with the defensive line as one of their top priorities. When Bastop (La.) High School defensive tackle LaMarcus Williams gave the Tide it's first D-line commitment of the class, he immediately became a name Tide fans were eager to find out more about.


Williams, 6-foot-1, 280 pounds, spent his junior season terrorizing quarterbacks and helping lead Bastrop to an undefeated Class 4A State Championship. Williams said the experience of being on a championship team has taught him never to settle for second-best.


"I'm glad I was able to enjoy that experience and I think the feeling of winning a championship is lifelong," Williams said. "But I learned to always focus on what's next, you have to keep pushing."


As Williams and his teammates prepare to defend their title this season, Williams will face a scenario that could help prepare him for life in the SEC.


"I'm looking forward to another championship, but the second one is always harder. We'll be playing with a bull's eye on our back and everybody will be building their game plan to try and beat us."

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