Alabama defensive back commitment Christian Williams’ father told BamaOnLine earlier this season that his son did not intend to sign early with the Crimson Tide.
On Wednesday, at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game practices, the 4-star cornerback from Daphne (Ala.) confirmed that stance with 247Sports’ John Garcia Jr.
“I haven’t taken any of my officials yet,” Williams said of why he’s not signing early. “It’s kind of busy right now because I’m still hooping right now.”
The longtime Tide pledge plans to officially visit LSU on Jan. 11 and is tentatively planning to get back to Tuscaloosa on Jan. 25.
“It’s pretty solid,” Williams said of his status with the Tide. “But I still want to take my visits.”
Aside from LSU and Alabama, Williams is interested in seeing Florida as well if he can get a trip set up.
Despite the continued interest elsewhere, Williams is still comfortable with his decision to join Alabama last April.
“Just the mindset of everybody trying to be great every day,” he said. “I feel like they’ll develop me really well and I’ll turn out the best I can be.”
Williams says LSU is the biggest threat to the Tide as it stands. He is close with the Tigers staff.
“It’s a good bond; it’s a good relationship,” he said. “I feel comfortable with them. They’ve been recruiting me real hard, texting me every day, calling me, talking to me, just keeping a relationship.”
At 6-foot-1, 182 pounds, Williams is rated the No. 13 cornerback and the No. 115 overall player in the country, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite Rankings.
247Sports’ John Garcia Jr. contributed to this report.