NCF On The Trail: mississippi state

Four-star RB Aeris Williams makes the call

August, 1, 2013
Mississippi State, which currently holds the nation's 34th ranked recruiting class, secured a big piece on Wednesday with the addition of running back Aeris Williams (West Point, Miss./West Point), the Clarion Ledger reports.

"I talked to my mom and she loved it. I had to talk to my friends and stuff," he said. "I felt at home anyway. It just felt like the right choice."

Florida State, Ole Miss and Wisconsin also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot, 210-pound four-star prospect.

Williams rushed for 1,519 yards and 25 touchdowns during his junior campaign.

The Bulldogs have 14 pledges.

CB Xavier Woods on way to super 2012 

August, 28, 2012
This is going to sound familiar for LSU football fans.

Locked in a scoreless tie with three seconds to play until the half last Saturday night, defending Class 4A state champion Neville lined up for a field goal against cross-town rival and defending Class 5A champion West Monroe.

Facing the possibility of a halftime deficit, West Monroe cornerback Xavier Woods intervened. Neville kicker Gabriel Adams connected with the ball, but rather than sail toward the Rebels' goal post it was knocked aside by the small, scrappy Woods, who raced around the left side of the Tigers' line for a timely block. Fellow defensive back Tory Moore scooped up the loose ball and raced 80 yards to paydirt for a 7-0 lead and a 10-point swing in momentum.