Mississippi State commit Darryl Williams gets late Florida offer


The above tweet by Mississippi State offensive lineman commit Darryl Williams was a bit of a surprise earlier this morning. Williams, a 6'4", 303 lb recruit out of Bessemer, Alabama, has been committed to MSU since last October, and seemed to be all but locked in on signing with MSU Wednesday.

The offer in all likelihood indicates that Florida expects to miss on other prospects on its OL board, and they are making a late push for Williams. That's not a knock on Williams; however, him not having an offer until this late in the process likely means that the Gators were after others before him.

Florida could have a possible in with Williams as former MSU DC Geoff Collins now works for them. He does coach on the other side of the ball from where Williams will play in college, though, so there's no clear indication how much of a factor that will play, if any.

Should MSU fans be concerned at this point? We simply don't know enough at this time. The offer may just be a shot in the dark, or there could be some mutual interest. We are currently in a dead period, so Williams won't be able to visit Gainesville before signing day; his communications will have to be strictly non-face to face with the staff. If he pushes his decision past Wednesday, that could be a sign that MSU is in trouble with him.

Anything could happen as this is recruiting, and the Bulldogs would certainly hate to lose a valuable OL commit this late in the process.

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