Auburn five-star linebacker recruit Tre Williams grew up an Alabama fan. He told AL.com last week that his decision to commit to Auburn was extremely difficult, but that hasn’t stopped him from fueling the rivalry between the two programs — even if it means taking a friendly jab at Nick Saban.
During a recent interview with “Prep Sports Hour” on WSNP, Williams was asked to play a word association game. When the name “Nick Saban” was thrown at him, he spat back the following phrase.
“Little man syndrome.”
Williams was clearly joking, but I’m sure there are plenty of Crimson Tide fans who won’t find it funny. In the same interview where Williams called his decision to commit to Auburn over Alabama difficult, he also said Auburn owns the recruiting scene in the Mobile, Ala. area.
“Auburn owns Mobile,” he said. “They will own Mobile until we leave.”
Obviously, Williams is not going to be a favorite among Alabama fans. Does that make him any different from any other Auburn player? Not really, so I’m sure he doesn’t care.
Hey, remember what Darrelle Revis said about Bill Belichick once during a word association game? Revis now plays for The Hoodie. No hard feelings.