It hasn't been all bad news for Mississippi State football recruiting this weekend, as Metairie, Louisiana quarterback Damian Williams flipped his commitment from Southern Mississippi to Mississippi State this evening.
Officially a MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOG— damian williams (@DamianDevon) January 28, 2013
The 6'1" 215 lb quarterback out of Archbishop Rummel received his offer late Friday night from MSU, and after his visit to Starkville this past weekend, apparently decided that MSU was where he wanted to be. As we told you just hours ago, we expected a commitment to come this week from either Williams or Zack Greenlee of California following both visiting this past weekend. Williams told reporters that he wanted to go home and talk things over with his family following the visit. Apparently that talk went well for Dan Mullen and company.
Williams had offers from Southern Miss, Kansas State, and Nebraska, among others. In his senior season for Rummel, Damian recorded 1,900 yards passing and 18 TDs through the air while adding another 874 yards on the ground and 10 TDs rushing as well. Although we still don't know a ton about Damian, it seems that he has the running ability necessary to operate Mullen's offense to its full depth. Here are some highlights from Williams' senior campaign:
Damian Williams 2012 (Senior Season)Highlights (via 5thQuarterVideo)
Williams is rated as the 29th best dual-threat quarterback recruit in the country by 247 sports, and is the 43rd ranked player in the state of Louisiana. His commitment coupled with the decommitment of Deon Mix earlier this evening puts MSU back at 23 for the class of 2013.
It is unclear now if MSU will continue to pursue Greenlee, with spots filling up the class and State now having two quarterbacks committed in Williams and Cord Sandberg. We will keep you up to date as things unfold this weekend. Although there were a few concerning updates for MSU over the weekend, this commitment is certainly a welcomed one.