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.

Comments

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.
Reply12 months
Sweet. Mercy. Enjoy a 4-44 NCAA carer record, kid.
Reply12 months
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!
Reply12 months
How is he the best talent yet #11 rated in the state?
12 months
Not sure what you are talking about, it literally says he was offered by us in the post.
12 months
$ 10,000 he doesn't play cuz of grades...any taker?
Reply12 months
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!
Reply12 months
"Pooka should've done his homework." Not sure if this was intentional or not but you sure hit the nail on the head.
12 months
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.
Reply12 months
Lol, bye Felicia
Reply12 months
He does know it’s not basketball... right ?
Reply12 months
He does know it’s not basketball... right ?
Reply12 months
Kansas....where dreams go to die.....
Reply12 months
Especially players from Louisiana. Lester Earl ring a bell?
12 months
Well... bye. GEAUX TIGERS!!!
Reply12 months
LOL… Enjoy a below average college experience. Kansas… LMAO
Reply12 months
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!
Reply12 months
Accidental down-vote. Sorry.
12 months
Kansas??? Lmaaaooooooooooo!!!! The Kansas fitted cap do look good tho.
Reply12 months
$20 says he doesn't play cuz of grades
Reply12 months
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.
12 months
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.
Reply12 months
Stupid
12 months
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
12 months
I hope he likes to hunt large white tail deer and pheasants because there’s not much left to do in Kansas besides that.
Reply12 months
And what is there to do in Baton Rouge? Gator hunting? Or maybe become a welder on the rigs in Louisiana?
12 months
Yeah Lawrence is pretty awesome actually.
12 months
so does LSU sign him out of JC if he has to go to juco.
Reply12 months
Thank goodness this is over.
Reply12 months
Maybe he got a woman there and less competition....
Reply12 months
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