Auburn wide receiver D’haquille Williams hauls in a long reception against LSU safety Rickey Jefferson at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Oct. 4, 2014.AUBURN – By all of the accounts of his teammates and coaches, D’haquille Williams is motivated more for this week than he has been throughout the 2015 season.This should come as a sense of relief to Auburn as the 6-foot-2 receiver, who is projected to be a high selection in the upcoming NFL draft, has done nothing but create drama in preseason camp and fail to be a significant factor in the first two weeks of play.Malzahn allowed Williams to return to active status on the roster on Aug. 13 after the senior wide receiver missed five preseason practices following what team officials were calling “a discipline issue”. Since this incident, Malzahn has been very short when commenting on Auburn’s top pass catching threat this season.“He’s been in good spirits, but I’m sure he’s not proud of plays he hasn’t made or as am I, or anybody that hasn’t made a play,” Auburn receiver Melvin Ray said. “He’s in good spirits on the sidelines.”Auburn Tigers wide receiver D’haquille Williams (1) drops a pass as Jacksonville State Gamecocks safety Santavious Oden (26) hits him during the first half of the NCAA Auburn vs. Jacksonville State on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. Albert Cesare / AdvertiserSince Williams has been made unavailable to the media throughout preseason camp and the first two weeks of the season, none of these feelings can be verified in the least. However, what is known is Williams will have LSU fans in the stands Saturday that remember he changed his college choice away from the school in Baton Rouge.According to Ray, Williams having the opportunity to play in his home state has had the senior receiver is “focused” and “locked in” early on this week in practice.“I’m sure inside for him, somewhere inside him it means a lot to him,” Ray said. “I don’t know if that’s going back home, we haven’t spoke on it.”Through two games this season, Williams has only totaled five catches for 62 yards and has yet to find the end zone. After having the coaching staff tinker with the idea of him being an outside receiver, Williams has found himself back in the slot and being asked to go over the middle in traffic for catches again in his senior season.“That’s the position he played last year,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said. “In the spring we moved him to our X (receiver position) some. But he knows (that position) best. All those three seniors, we move them around, anyway.”Following Williams’ two-year career at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College that led him to being a highly touted junior college recruit, Williams chose Auburn despite previously being verbally committed to LSU.In December 2013, Williams told the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., that he wanted to go to LSU but being close to the violence and dangers of his hometown of LaPlace, La., was too much of a risk for him.“That had a lot of impact on it,” Williams said. “Being close to home at LSU, it’s like 30 minutes away from home and I know my friends are going to want to come see me. I don’t want them getting in trouble and I don’t want to get in trouble. … It’s good to get away from home. It was really to stay out of trouble.”After being disciplined for being absent for five days of preseason camp. Williams told his Auburn teammates some of the details of his life experiences including his childhood background of growing up in LaPlace and the death of his 16-year-old cousin.“We all told our stories that night and I didn’t know his story was that powerful,” Auburn tailback Peyton Barber said of Williams. “His situation is so powerful that it brought me to tears in a way.”Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said Wednesday he hasn’t spoken to him about trying to treat this game like another normal SEC road game. The Auburn staff knows that once kickoffs comes, whether the game is played at home, in Louisiana or on another planet, getting Williams the ball in speed is critical.“You know it’s his home state so you know it means something to him but at the end of the day, we’re playing ball,” Lashlee said.Auburn wide receiver D’haquille Williams celebrates with fans after Auburn defeated LSU 41-7 on Oct. 4 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn.