Desired Auburn football QB flip sends strong message on Ryan Williams' talent: 'Feel for football'

Saraland's Ryan Williams catches a touchdown pass in first half action against Mountain Brook during
Saraland's Ryan Williams catches a touchdown pass in first half action against Mountain Brook during / Mickey Welsh / Advertiser / USA TODAY

Auburn football QB flip target KJ Lacey believes Alabama is about to get a wideout in Ryan Williams who has a feel for the game -- and one who knows how to be open.

"The first thing is the feel he has for football," Lacey said of Williams (h/t Auburn Daily). "He knows how to get opened and where he needs to be depending on how he’s being played or where the open space is on the field."

Perhaps Hugh Freeze and Co. could convince Lacey to join his star Saraland teammate, Williams, on the Plains someday. It feels within the realm of possibility if certain things break right for you long-gamers out there...

Alabama coaching troubles and subsequent Tide struggles could be major domino for Auburn football completing the Freeze Five

Alabama being ditched by Ryan Grubb not only made it hard for Kalen DeBoer to beat the "Husky Harsin" allegations, but it has also led to Paul Finebaum being worried about the state of the Tide.

“I’m very troubled by this decision because, after Kalen DeBoer was hired, most people agreed that the hiring of Ryan Grubb was going to be his best move,” Finebaum said (h/t On3). “While I’m well aware he is replaceable, I don’t like what I’ve seen.

“I really don’t like the fact that Ryan Grubb stood up the other day and said I am the offensive coordinator if he wasn’t sure. I realized it was National Signing Day, but this whole thing really smells and I don’t know where the blame lies. I don’t mind the guy getting an opportunity. But, to me, it’s a very bad look for Alabama.”

Should Alabama fall off quickly in the post-Nick Saban era, Williams may feel that finishing the story with the Freeze Five on the Plains is the best call. Based on the faith Bo Nix has in Walker White, the Tigers could turn their own ship around in short order.

At that point, Lacey may see the hype and want in himself. Arch Manning picked up a redshirt, potentially prolonging his collegiate career if the pay-for-play NIL continue to roll in from Texas. And with the well-stocked oil-funded boosters in Austin and across the state, it will.