Five-star Auburn recruit: Nick Saban has ‘little man syndrome’

Tre Williams will be playing football at Auburn this fall, which means his most important offseason duty is learning how to flame the Iron Bowl rivalry.

Young Williams is proving to be quite gifted at that so far.

Last week, Williams told AL.com "Auburn owns Mobile," a fertile piece of in-state real estate that Auburn and Alabama battle over every year.

Now comes an even better barb.

Williams recently joined WNSP radio and was asked to play a word association game. So what comes to mind when "Nick Saban" is the subject?

Williams: "Little man syndrome."

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"Alabama recruited me so hard," Williams told AL.com. "I visited there a lot. It was hard. Alabama was always so dominant. I was raised to like Alabama, and to try to separate yourself from your childhood is hard, but it’s something I had to do."

The most important thing for Auburn: Williams can actually play ball. Here are some high school highlights.

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