Auburn recruiting flip target insinuates current school’s coach won’t last

A 4-star Auburn football DL flip target insinuated that the school he's currently committed to won't have their head coach for long Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun
A 4-star Auburn football DL flip target insinuated that the school he's currently committed to won't have their head coach for long Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun /
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Auburn football flip target Amaris Williams insinuated ahead of his December 20 decision that his current committed school’s head coach, Billy Napier, won’t last long in Gainesville in charge of the Florida Gators.

“Knowing that they [Auburn] have a sustainable staff when it comes to the next 3-5 years is really good for me,” Williams said (h/t On3 Recruits).

The Clinton (North Carolina) star said that he foresees a future on the Plains where he can build the Tigers up while being built up individually by the coaching staff within their schemes.

“The staff members, relationships, I could see myself building with them,” Williams said (h/t Rivals). “It’s pretty good, knowing that they’re good people and seeing what Coach [Garrett] has for me if I do come here as a freshman. The schemes and the defensive linemen that he develops. It’s been pretty good, I could see myself playing here as a freshman, playing here period. It’s a really good school.

“Seeing all the freshmen that Coach [Garrett] plays, seeing how he develops them, seeing what he teaches them as their process throughout their freshman year. It’s nice to know that I could come here, play early and get all the reps that I need to develop as a defensive lineman the way I wanna be.”

Auburn football could further pick the bones of a Florida team on its last legs with Billy Napier

Already, an exodus of 16 players (and counting) have left UF for what they believe will be greener pastures. Napier’s bowl-ineligible 2023 season has his seat hot after coming in unimpressively at 6-6 and a lost bowl game in 2022, and that heat only turns up more as the Gators add more to the portal and lose flips from their 2024 class.

Freeze and his staff could help contribute further to Florida’s downfall with yet another blue-chip flip; something the team has become accustomed to, with the culmination being the commitment of their highest-rated offensive recruit ever, Cam Coleman, on December 1.

Maybe Williams, Amaris, and not Ryan, is the fifth recruit Perry Thompson was referring to with his cryptic “4/5” tweet.

Or maybe both are coming and Freeze is going to continue dominating the 2024 recruiting cycle.