After Nick Saban retired, former Crimson Tide recruit and five-star wide receiver Ryan Williams rescinded his promise. Auburn sought Saraland, Alabama native Williams before Saban’s departure. He just switched from 2025 to 2024.
Auburn’s ‘Freeze 5’ Faces Shift as 5-Star Receiver Williams Departs Alabama Commitment
The 2024 Auburn class includes five-star receivers Cam Coleman and Perry Thompson, four-star Malcolm Simmons, and Bryce Cain. This skilled bunch, known as the “Freeze 5,” is expected to boost Auburn’s offensive. However, Williams’ absence depletes this strong lineup.
Williams was a flip prospect for Auburn before his de-commitment from Alabama, and Auburn is now a serious contender for the talented receiver. The Auburn recruiting class is now in the top 10, and Williams’ commitment might boost it to the top five.
Williams’ final official visit is to Auburn, and he’ll decide on his birthday, February 9. His commitment process is unique due to his timing, which excites Auburn and others.
Saban’s Retirement Sparks Recruiting Shift: Auburn in Contention for Star Receiver
Saban’s retirement has affected important prospects like Ryan Williams, demonstrating how coaching changes affect recruitment. Auburn, with its excellent recruiting class and appeal, might land Williams, a talented wide receiver.
Ryan Williams’ de-commitment after Nick Saban’s departure shows that coaching changes may dramatically impact college football recruiting. Auburn is a frontrunner for Williams, and his decision on February 9 will affect the athlete and the university’s recruiting efforts.