Atlanta Carver defensive back Aaron Williams became the 11th known member of the Huskers' 2015 recruiting class when he committed on May 14.
"I told (Charlton Warren) I was picking Nebraska to be my home for the next four years," Williams told 247Sports the following day. "He was surprised at first, but I told him it was for real. I felt like it was a good fit for me and I plan to tell Bo Pelini after my spring game today."
Williams remained committed after Nebraska hired coach Mike Riley, who kept Warren on staff. The commit then enrolled early at NU, and he'll be able to participate in spring practice.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound prospect visited Nebraska for its April 8 spring game, and held offers to Kansas State, Mississippi State, Cincinnati and Purdue, among others. He's rated as a three-star prospect by the four major recruiting sites.
After the spring game visit, Williams told Scout.com that he was impressed: "I like how Nebraska sees their safety and their cornerback spots as being interchangeable."
Williams was primarily recruited by Warren, who discretely hinted about the commitment on Twitter:
The commitment continues Warren's show of strength in recruiting Georgia; he also helped NU bring in 2014 quarterback commit A.J. Bush shortly after joining the Husker staff, and also plucked wide receiver Nekyle Lundie from the state in this class.
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Our take: If Williams is 2 inches taller, he’s not at Nebraska — he’s at some SEC school that wouldn’t let him get out of the region. But the SEC’s loss is Nebraska’s big gain. Williams does it all at safety. He can hit, run, judge a deep ball and run up the seam with a wideout. Williams could even play wideout. He’s the sleeper of the class, a surprisingly fluid player whose height, nine times out of 10, won’t be an issue.
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