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Saturday, May 11, 2013
LSU lands juco receiver Williams

By Gary Laney

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU is hoping for two years in a row of top-flight junior college wide receivers.

The Tigers got a commitment Friday night from D'haquille Williams, a highly regarded receiver from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College via East St. John High in Reserve, La.

Dhaquille Williams
Junior college wide receiver D'haquille Williams committed to LSU on Friday night.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Williams was considered one of Louisiana's top players when he came out of high school, but he went to Mississippi Gulf Coast as an academic non-qualifier. He said he committed to the Tigers after meeting with head coach Les Miles Friday night.

He is LSU's 10th commitment overall in the 2014 class and second wide receiver pledge, joining Tony Upchurch (Pearland, Texas/Dawson).

Williams is also the Tigers' second wide receiver recruit out of the juco ranks in consecutive years. In the 2013 class, LSU signed Quantavius Leslie of Hinds Community College, also in Mississippi. Leslie is scheduled to graduate from Hinds next week, then join the Tigers in the summer.

LSU is after a bumper crop of receivers. Louisiana has four ESPN 150 receivers in the state, including Malachi Dupre (River Ridge, La./John Curtis), the No. 2-ranked receiver nationally.