Tuesday, December 10, 2013
LSU adds three-star RB Darrel Williams
By Derek Tyson
LSU picked up commitment No. 15 on Tuesday night as three-star running back Darrel Williams (Marrero, La./John Ehret) gave his verbal commitment to the Tigers. The news was reported by several media outlets.
The 5-foot-11, 203-pound back decommitted from Arizona State earlier this month and also held offers from Florida, Auburn, Georgia, and many others.
Reports earlier on Tuesday claimed four-star running back Dalvin Cook (Miami/Central) could possibly be visiting LSU this weekend. With Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/St. Augustine), the No. 1-ranked player on in the country, still on LSU’s recruiting board, Williams decided to pull the trigger and commit to his home-state team.
As a senior, Williams finished the regular season with 2,036 yards and 27 touchdowns and helped his team reach the regional round of the playoffs. His hard-nosed, downhill running style might be a perfect fit for the LSU offense.
"For teams looking for a downhill power-back with some shake, Williams may be the guy,” his ESPN scouting report reads. "He lacks game-breaker speed and elusiveness, but has workhorse type of attributes and the downhill strength and decisive running style that should translate well in the right downhill offense. Could get recruited to play linebacker with continued physical development."
The Tigers currently have the No. 11-ranked class in the country, which includes 11 prospects ranked in the ESPN 300.