Heading into the spring, four-star Teondre Williams has a good idea of what to expect in the next coming months with his game and with his recruitment. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Meadowcreek High School in metro Atlanta is ready for what is ahead of him.
Williams, the No. 74 ranked player in the class of 2008, watched high school teammate Chris Allen close out his high school career strong and knows his time is growing short. That's why he is counting on a big spring with his AAU team, the Worldwide Renegades.
"I wanted to expand my game more," Williams said. "Chris has really helped me with that and telling me on what I needed to do with all of my game and become a better player.
"I think I need to work on playing harder and playing better defense. I've been working on that in practice and trying to be better with all parts of my game."
Count on a number of programs to watch Williams closely this spring. The bouncy guard said he feels like schools are starting to make him a priority.
"It's starting to get really heated," Williams said.
Cincinnati has made a strong push and Williams said he has developed a good relationship with assistant coach Larry Davis. Williams said he is planning on an unofficial visit to the Big East school during his upcoming spring break. Williams recently tripped to Tallahassee to see the Seminoles in an ACC contest.
"It was fun. I saw the Boston College game. They have a good atmosphere there," Williams said.
The Bearcats, Seminoles and Clemson and Georgia have offered free rides. The local Bulldogs are making a very strong impressed, Williams said.
"I've started to really like UGA a lot. They have a good style of play and I think I could see myself playing like Mike Mercer. He has looked good since he's been there."
With the spring ahead, improving his game on the to-do list and scholarships in hand, Williams will take his time and look at all of his options on his own time this year.
"I want to make a decision sometime after the summer," Williams said. "I'll probably do something after the school year or before my senior year starts."