Sunday, July 21, 2013
Once a Tiger, again a Tiger for Williams
By Gary Laney
Wide receiver D'haquille Williams was once committed to the Tigers. He is again, just not to the same Tigers.
Williams (Reserve, La./Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College) pledged to Auburn Sunday after committing to, then decommitting from, LSU in May.
Williams, who caught 67 passes for 1,295 yards last season for Mississippi Gulf Coast, is considered one of the nation's top junior college prospects. At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, he's a protypical big receiver many programs covet.
Williams is the 13th member of Auburn's recruiting class and the second from Mississippi Gulf Coast, joining safety Derrick Moncrief, who pledged in May, shortly before Williams decommitted from LSU.
Meanwhile, LSU will likely focus on its young, in-state receivers. Along with ESPN 300 commits Tony Upchurch (Pearland, Texas/Dawson) and D.J. Chark (Alexandria, La./Alexandria), the Tigers are focused on a trio of prized Louisiana targets among the nation's top 40 players in the ESPN 300: Speedy Noil (New Orleans/Karr), the nation's top-rated athlete, but an LSU wide receiver target; and the nation's No. 2- and 3-ranked receivers, Malachi Dupre (River Ridge, La./John Curtis) and Trey Quinn (Lake Charles, La./Barbe).