As expected, Hahnville running back Pooka Williams sticks with his commitment to Kansas and signed with Jayhawks Friday morning over LSU and Nebraska.


Williams committed to Kansas in February and received his offer from LSU this past September. The 5-10, 170-pound all-purpose back is rated the No. 11 APB in the country and the No. 16 overall player from the state of Louisiana for the class of 2018, according to Rivals.

For more info on Williams, visit his profile page on our Recruiting Tracker.

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59 Comments
No problem wth this...he committed to KS nearly a year ago and stuck by his word. I wish him the best in his career.
Reply21 days
Sweet. Mercy. Enjoy a 4-44 NCAA carer record, kid.
Reply23 days
Best HS talent in a long time in Louisiana and Kansas was his only option! Kansas.... we talking 'bout Kansas! He is so amazing yet no LSU, no A&M? Kentucky maybe? anyone..... nope just Kansas! Best of luck to the kid!
Reply23 days
How is he the best talent yet #11 rated in the state?
22 days
Not sure what you are talking about, it literally says he was offered by us in the post.
21 days
$ 10,000 he doesn't play cuz of grades...any taker?
Reply23 days
My thing is this I want to see every Louisiana prospect make it and I've seen this kid Play and he is a special talent. But his football career is basically over because he's a small RB going to a school with a swiss cheese OL and no recruits coming in to rectify the problem Pooka should've done his homework. First of all he's not an every down back he should have went to a program with an established RB where he could be a specialty RB. I really hope this kid has to go the JUCO route so he can have a chance to think about his decision and be able to pick a better situation for himself. It don't have to be LSU but anywhere but Basketball U Kansas. Good luck Kid!
Reply24 days
"Pooka should've done his homework." Not sure if this was intentional or not but you sure hit the nail on the head.
23 days
Great talent and huge potential. Don’t think he had papers to sign from anyone but KU because other schools, including LSU, weren’t willing to gamble one of 25 precious spots on a kid who can prove he has academic eligibility to qualify. If he has grades, KU’s gamble pays off. If not, it’s not like KU passed up another high quality talent to make that offer.
Reply24 days
Lol, bye Felicia
Reply24 days
He does know it’s not basketball... right ?
Reply24 days
He does know it’s not basketball... right ?
Reply24 days
Kansas....where dreams go to die.....
Reply24 days
Especially players from Louisiana. Lester Earl ring a bell?
23 days
Well... bye. GEAUX TIGERS!!!
Reply24 days
LOL… Enjoy a below average college experience. Kansas… LMAO
Reply24 days
I wish nothing but the very best for this kid! Hope he tears it up for KU! Would have loved him in P&G, but the risk was real. That 25 player cap means you can't take a risk like that if you have other players wanting in. I was actually selfish, wishing he'd go JUCO and come to LSU in 2 years, but here's hoping he blows up big in Kansas!
Reply24 days
Accidental down-vote. Sorry.
24 days
Kansas??? Lmaaaooooooooooo!!!! The Kansas fitted cap do look good tho.
Reply24 days
$20 says he doesn't play cuz of grades
Reply25 days
You're sick dude. Kid don't pick LSU and now he can't make it because of grades. I would love to see LSU get all states best but unfortunately they can't. Sometimes I don't blame them for leaving.
25 days
other then being a local guy and having a really cute nickname, the guy wouldnt add anything for LSU and just take up a roster spot from a player that could help us win more games.
Reply25 days
Stupid
24 days
You're a retard. Kid is amazing and underrated. You wouldn't know that bc you've never seen him play or watched his film
24 days
I hope he likes to hunt large white tail deer and pheasants because there’s not much left to do in Kansas besides that.
Reply25 days
And what is there to do in Baton Rouge? Gator hunting? Or maybe become a welder on the rigs in Louisiana?
25 days
Yeah Lawrence is pretty awesome actually.
24 days
so does LSU sign him out of JC if he has to go to juco.
Reply25 days
Thank goodness this is over.
Reply25 days
Maybe he got a woman there and less competition....
Reply25 days
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