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First-year Husker defensive backs coach Charlton Warren seems to be making his Georgia recruiting ties pay off, with Nebraska gaining its 11th commitment from Aaron Williams, a safety from Atlanta.

Williams called Warren to announce his pledge to the Huskers on Wednesday night, according to the 247Sports recruiting site.

A day later, the news became public. Warren confirmed it with a simple yet meaningful tweet: "#Boom."

"He says I can come in and compete for a spot early on," Williams told 247Sports. "It feels good to be committed knowing I can get a great education and play for a big-time program."

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Williams was participating in his high school's spring game Thursday night. According to his Carver High School football team's Facebook page, he planned to make his commitment announcement at halftime.

A unanimous three-star recruit with the four major recruiting sites, Williams joins Avery Anderson and Eric Lee as defensive back recruits in the 2015 class. He had offers from Kansas State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Duke, Cincinnati, Purdue, Indiana, Washington State and Marshall.

The commitment is hardly out of left field. Williams was among the recruits who attended Nebraska's Spring Game in April.

"I loved the facilities, the way they treated me, plus, I felt like I could play in their system," Williams told 247Sports.

Warren, an Atlanta native himself, was the lead recruiter of Williams. Nebraska's newest assistant has had a consistent recruiting presence in his home state since joining the staff.

The Huskers were taking close looks at several prospects from the state of Georgia late in the 2014 recruiting cycle after Warren joined the staff, and even signed one -- quarterback A.J. Bush of Norcross.

Warren told the Journal Star when he was hired he would preach competition wherever he went on the recruiting trail.

"Everything we do is going to be about competition," Warren said. "Compete, compete, compete. Hey, I’m coming in fresh. Everybody has a chance. Everybody come in and compete."

With 11 commitments in pocket, Nebraska continues to hold steady in putting together a potential Top 10 recruiting class nationally. After the Williams pledge, the Huskers are ranked ninth by Rivals, 11th by Scout and 12th by 247Sports.

​Reach the writer at 402-473-7439 or bchristopherson@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.

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