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Mobile WR opens up recruitment

AUBURN | Marlon Williams is back on the market.

The talented wide receiver from McGill-Toolen in Mobile, Ala., has de-committed from USC and is in the process of finalizing his visit plans for the next three weeks before Signing Day.

“I’m going to open my recruitment back up. I’m still going to keep USC in the picture,” Williams said. “I just feel like it’s the right decision.

“Coach (Clay) Helton understands my decision. We talked about it last night.”

Williams would like to play in the SEC with LSU, Tennessee and Auburn in the mix.
Williams would like to play in the SEC with LSU, Tennessee and Auburn in the mix. (Jay G. Tate/AuburnSports.com)

Williams, rated a three-star by Rivals.com, said LSU and Tennessee are recruiting him the hardest right now. Auburn, USC and Arizona State round out his top five.

He plans to officially visit LSU Jan. 20 and possibly Tennessee Jan. 27. He hasn’t set up an official visit for this weekend.

“I grew up wanting to play in the SEC so I’m going to explore my options,” Williams said. “I’m looking for a school that really wants me to be there and a school that I can have an opportunity to work for and play my first year. I’d like a school that wants to air it out and runs a spread offense.”

Williams said he spoke with Auburn wide receivers coach Kodi Burns Monday night.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Williams had 46 receptions for 996 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior. He added seven rushing touchdowns as a Wildcat quarterback.