Published December 11, 2013 - 10:00amNEW: Follow on facebook -
Exit Sione Palelei, enter Darrel Williams. Exit three-star prospect, enter four-star commitment.
Over night, LSU gained its 15th commitment for 2014–all-purpose athlete/running back Darrel Williams, who hails from John Ehret H.S. in Louisiana, made his pledge just a day after Palelei made his exit for Oklahoma State. Williams, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound back, was once an Arizona State commitment but dropped the Sun Devils early in December.
He also can play safety and linebacker, and played quarterback as a junior, so versatility is a strength.
As a senior, he rushed for a school-record 2,036 yards and 27 touchdowns and helped push his team deep into the playoffs after a winless 2012 season. He held scholarship offers from most of the SEC.
“He’s a special, special running back,” Ehret coach Corey Lambert told The Baton Rouge Advocate. “He’s one of the players that really put our school back where we need to be at.”