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
Oh the drama.
Reply10 months
Good luck pook. Joiner must be a lock
Reply10 months
I just feel like there are sooo many other schools that he could have gone to. Schools that can win a D-1 football game.
Reply10 months
....or another NOLA area kid that really felt the need to get out of Louisiana for a while. If he's not eligible and has to go the JUCO route do we still recruit him...or do we just move on?
10 months
There are plenty of schools to go to in the country that are outside of Louisiana. Move on from him. Too small anyways, probably a bust.
10 months
I love how the kid chose between Kansas, Neb, and,LSU when it is reported that LSU never sent scholarship papers. Lol.
Reply10 months
Nebraska doesn't even have him on their list of offers...
10 months
Good luck to the kid. I’m glad he’s getting out of Hahnville.
Reply10 months
If he didn’t sign with Kansas it would have been JUCO No room for bad grades. College Football is a business
Reply10 months
I wasn't even interested in this signing anyway, my interest is in WR Terrace Marshall who plan on picking between LSU and Texas A&M today. Besides we signed APB Tae Provens for the same position as Pooka and I would rather RB Harold Joiner as the third RB in the 2019 class. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!PURPLEREIGN??????????
Reply10 months
I was thinking the same thing about Provens. I think he will fill that role nicely!
10 months
Would have been a nice luxury to have. I agree that Joiner is probably a signee, therefore making it more difficult to get playing time. I think Pooka made a good decision for him. I wish him luck and success!
Reply10 months
Prediction: today will be the last day any of us hear the name Pooka Williams. He either drifts into oblivion at Kansas or can’t qualify and goes JUCO
Reply10 months
Prediction: Sets NCAA records
10 months
Regrets
Reply10 months
I just don't understand why you wouldn't stay in state and play for a top tier program and get love from so many Tiger backers for the rest of your life. Instead, you're going to a program that is 3-33 the last three seasons and to a state that you will probably never live in again and doesn't have a big regional name. WTF mang. CUM ON.
Reply10 months
He's a grade risk. He may wind up at a JUCO when it's all said and done. In addition, there are better backs to be taken.
10 months
"I just don't understand why you wouldn't stay in state and play for a top tier program and get love from so many Tiger backers..." For every good Tiger fan, there is a loudmouth asshat on Tiger Droppings demeaning our players and our Tigers. Shame on the latter. GEAUX TIGERS!!!
10 months
A top-tier team, whose system doesn't fit his skill set. KU may not have him been the "best" move, but I didnt think staying here was a good one either. Nebraska (Scott Frost) might have been good.
10 months
I don't know about him being "too small" you can't judge the heart of a young man. I think of a guy like Sproles who proved a lot of people wrong I'm sure. I suspect he wants to play right off and Kansas gives him that opportunity, I don't think he'd get that from LSU. GEAUX TIGERS
Reply10 months
These “star” ratings are confusing, this guy is 4 star and the No. 1 rated center is 3????????
Reply10 months
I can’t figure out the star system either. I went back and looked—Jamarcus Russell wasn’t a five star. If that physical freak wasn’t a five star, then the stars aren’t worth even noting.
10 months
I'm sorry but this Is just not a good decision for a young man looking to play football. Kansas barely plays football. Good luck to the young man, though.
Reply10 months
That might be true. I don't think coming here (if were an option) was smart either. He needs to be in a true spread.
10 months
Right choice for a 170 Lb running back. This is the SEC
Reply10 months
Probably a dynamic slot and specialist. This guy is very gifted. I do think he is better off in a true spread offense.
10 months
Boooooo!!!!
Reply10 months
Chicken the kid from Alabama looks better
10 months
This is not news.
Reply10 months
Maybe he got a woman there and less competition....
Reply10 months
Thank goodness this is over.
Reply10 months
so does LSU sign him out of JC if he has to go to juco.
Reply10 months
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