Anthony "Pooka" Williams

Courtesy of Hahnville High School

Hahnville's Anthony "Pooka" Williams will sign with Kansas, according to sources

LSU had shown interest, but didn't send paperwork

Seth Dunlap
December 21, 2017 - 9:32 pm

Hahnville High School football star running back Anthony "Pooka" Williams will sign with Kansas, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Williams rushed for over 3,000 yards during his senior season, including well over 1,000 yards over a span of three playoff games that sent Hahnville to a Class 5A state championship appearance in the Superdome.  His spectacular season thrust him into the local recruiting spotlight, with late interest in him reportedly being shown by local LSU recruiter Mickey Joseph.   

Williams said in a Tweet sent earlier on Thursday that he narrowed his options down, also mentioning Nebraska as a possible landing spot, and would announce his decision on Friday morning at a ceremony at Hahnville.


However the decision was made by Williams on Thursday night to sign with the Kansas Jayhawks, according to sources.  He will make the announcement official on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m.

The sources also explained that LSU never sent any paperwork to Williams during the early signing period, not giving him an option to stay at home and play for the Tigers on scholarship.   Time will tell if LSU will regret letting this exciting local talent get away.  

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