Ashley Williams has committed to Nebraska, making the announcement after visiting Auburn on Sunday.
“I would like to thank the University of Nebraska, Coach Scott Frost, and Coach Mickey Joseph for your efforts in the recruiting process,” he wrote in a social media post. “Given the recent events and past relationship issues, I think it’s best for me and my family to focus on this time. I want to express my gratitude for every opportunity and give a special shout out to the Nebraska fans and coach Joseph for his relentless effort.”
The cornerback from Zachary, Louisiana, committed to the Huskers three Sundays ago, but there was uncertainty about where things stood when Williams visited the Auburn program this weekend.
“Coach Mickey played a big role, coach Chinander, too,” Williams told Husker247 after he committed to Nebraska, crediting the Huskers and Minnesota for being among the first schools to offer him before other opportunities arose. “Most of the workers, they all loved me, and show me, I say.”
However, there seemed to be signs of change coming during Williams’ visit to Auburn, and he told the 247Sports site, Auburn Undercover, this weekend. “After my commitment (to Nebraska), Auburn was one of the schools that was talking to me. It means a lot. Auburn is still in my heart.
Williams had 89 tackles in the 2021 season, including 22 for loss and 14 sacks, and his recruiting stock is growing rapidly in the coming months.
His decision now puts the Huskers at Class 13 commitment for 2023.