The Auburn Tigers successfully flipped a four-star commit on Wednesday.
Edge rusher Ashley Williams, previously committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, announced he would instead play college ball down on the Plains. He made the announcement of his pledge to the Tigers on his personal Twitter account:
I’m heading to the PLAINS!!!#WDE— Ashley L. Williams Jr. (@AshleyLWilliam4) August 3, 2022
@CoachHarsin @CoachRoc @TrovonReed @CoachBenBlack @crob45 @SchmeddingJeff @DarrenUscherAU @_ZHSFootball @CoachBrew1 @CoachJaysmith18 @samspiegs @RivalsNick @BHoward_11 @RecruitLouisian @JeritRoser #dungeonmade pic.twitter.com/uR1bCKndQ8
Williams is a 6-foot-5, 225-pound edge rusher out of Zachary, Louisiana. He is ranked 350th overall in the Class of 2023 and 37th at his position. In the talent-rich state of Louisiana, he ranks 18th, a strong sign for him to be inside the Top 20.
Auburn now has six players of four-star caliber in their 2023 recruiting class. Williams joins Karmello English, Jeremiah Cobb, Terrance Love, Wilky Denaud, and Bradyn Joiner in the class thus far. The class still has some work to do though as they only rank 63rd in the nation as of this juncture. But since this is just a six-player class, that comes as no surprise. Certainly that ball will get rolling and they’;ll likely start ascending soon enough.