Posted: 2:11 pm Monday, February 3rd, 2014
By Chip Towers
UPDATE: Cedar Grove’s Bryson Allen-Williams, who waffled on his commitment to South Carolina after taking an official visit to UGA this past weekend, tweeted Monday night that he has decided to stick with the Gamecocks.
Following is the original story file earlier in the day Monday …
The battle is on between Georgia and South Carolina for linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams.
The 4-star linebacker from Atlanta’s Cedar Grove High School has been committed to the Gamecocks since April. But the Bulldogs have made a strong push over the last few days and apparently showed him a great time during an official visit to Athens this past weekend.
Allen-Williams told the Columbia State newspaper he watched the Super Bowl Sunday night with Georgia head coach Mark Richt and assistant coaches Jeremy Pruitt and Tracy Rocker. Allen-Williams also took an official to Alabama the previous weekend.
“It’s a hard decision, so many great schools coming at you,” Allen-Williams told the State on Monday. “South Carolina is an amazing school, but Bama and Georgia they are really putting a lot in my head. Between today and (Tuesday), I have a lot of thinking to do.”
Allen-Williams is scheduled to make his announcement Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. The Gamecocks are definitely nervous about what he’ll decide.
Allen-Williams told The State that he talked to South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier by phone on his way to Richt’s house Sunday and spoke to Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward by phone on his way home Sunday night and again Monday morning before school.
“They are keeping a close eye on me,” Allen-Williams said. “Coach Ward and Coach Spurrier, both of them have been constantly calling me.”
Allen-Williams told The State he’ll mostly likely he’ll sign with South Carolina but couldn’t put a percentage on the likelihood.