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LSU loses running back, then gains a higher-rated one–all this week

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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.”

Editor’s note: All rankings used by Saturday Down South, individual and team-wise, refer to the composite ranking.

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  1. Hopefully we loose hootie and get jamal adams aswell.

  2. Sione Palelei must not have been that big of a star!