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National Signing Day 2013: Damian Williams signs with MSU

The talented quarterback from the New Orleans area officially inks with MSU.

Mississippi State University | Mansel Guerry

Add Damian Williams to the list of new Bulldogs.

The Metairie, Louisiana native, a late addition to MSU's 2013 class, has officially signed with Mississippi State, per a statement from coach Dan Mullen's Twitter account.

High School

Archbishop Rummel - Metairie, Louisiana

Measureables

Height - 6'1"
Weight - 215 lbs
40 - Not Listed

Recruiting Service Rankings

247Sports - 3-star (#43 LA, #29 Dual-QB), 84 Grade

Scout - 2-star (#122 QB)

Rivals - 3-star (#36 LA, NR QB), 5.6

Bio (from HailState.com via our man WCF)

Damian Williams, QB, 6-1, 215, Metairie, La. (Archbishop Rummel)
HIGH SCHOOL: Highly regarded dual-threat quarterback from the New Orleans area ... 17th-ranked prospect in Louisiana, from all positions, in the Times-Picayune Nifty Fifty postseason ratings ... Was the play-making quarterback with his arm and legs for an unbeaten Archbishop Rummell team that posted a perfect 14-0 season and earned its first-ever state football championship ... Was named first-team all-state in Class 5A by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Also chosen all-district 9-5A as a senior, and was a New Orleans Area Player of the Week as both a senior and junior ... For his varsity career he threw for 2,748 yards and 26 touchdowns, completing 195 of 324 passes ... Also rushed for 23 touchdowns and 932 yards ... Playing for Coach Jay Roth, in the state championship game victory over Barbe HS he was 11-of-13 passing for 193 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 52 yards to be named championship game Most Valuable Player ... At the Elite 11 summer camp in Georgia he was one of five finalists from 89 quarterbacks for camp MVP ... As a junior he earned all-state honorable mention by the LSWA and was Most Valuable Player of District 9-5A, after leading the Raiders to a 10-2 season and the state playoff quarterfinals ... Played in the last game with a high ankle sprain but still threw for 300 yards ... Earned the starting quarterback job as a freshman and led Rummell to the 2009 state championship game ... Committed to Mississippi State in January over offers from Nebraska, Kansas State, Southern Miss and others.

Highlights

Offers

MSU, Kansas State, Louisiana Lafayette, Memphis, Nebraska, Southern Miss, Tulane

John Luke's thoughts

Hammond is perhaps the most college ready receiver in the class for MSU. He has the size and the speed to be an outside threat and an immediate impact guy for MSU next Fall.

HailState.com Bio

Highly regarded dual-threat quarterback from the New Orleans area ... 17th-ranked prospect in Louisiana, from all positions, in the Times-Picayune Nifty Fifty postseason ratings ... Was the play-making quarterback with his arm and legs for an unbeaten Archbishop Rummell team that posted a perfect 14-0 season and earned its first-ever state football championship ... Was named first-team all-state in Class 5A by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Also chosen all-district 9-5A as a senior, and was a New Orleans Area Player of the Week as both a senior and junior ... For his varsity career he threw for 2,748 yards and 26 touchdowns, completing 195 of 324 passes ... Also rushed for 23 touchdowns and 932 yards ... Playing for Coach Jay Roth, in the state championship game victory over Barbe HS he was 11-of-13 passing for 193 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 52 yards to be named championship game Most Valuable Player ... At the Elite 11 summer camp in Georgia he was one of five finalists from 89 quarterbacks for camp MVP ... As a junior he earned all-state honorable mention by the LSWA and was Most Valuable Player of District 9-5A, after leading the Raiders to a 10-2 season and the state playoff quarterfinals ... Played in the last game with a high ankle sprain but still threw for 300 yards ... Earned the starting quarterback job as a freshman and led Rummell to the 2009 state championship game ... Committed to Mississippi State in January over offers from Nebraska, Kansas State, Southern Miss and others.

For more on Mississippi State's National Signing Day, make sure to check out our storystream and our running signees list.