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Pooka Williams signs with Kansas

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  • December 22, 2017 - 10:08am

Anthony "Pooka" Williams stayed true to his original verbal commitment and signed his National Letter of Intent with Kansas.


Staying true to his verbal commitment, Hahnville's Anthony "Pooka" Williams signed his National Letter of Intent with Kansas Friday morning at The River Room in Luling.

"I just wanted to get it over with," said Williams. "I've been just feeling Kansas, that's where my heart was. I stayed true to my commitment since Day One. I managed to be a man of my word."

Williams rushed for over 3,100 yards in his senior season, including an incredible total of just under 1,400 yards in five playoff games.

LSU and Nebraska were the other two schools on Pooka's wishlist, but he ultimately chose Kansas.

"It's family, it wasn't just nobody just randomly talking, it was family," said Williams.

A key player in that family was former Warren Easton head coach Tony Hull who now is the Associate Head Coach and Running Backs Coach at Kansas. His recruiting and relationship with Williams was vital to this morning's developments. 

"It played a big role, because when we talk, we talk like we're family, so yes a big role," said Williams.

As far as his role with the Jayhawks?

"I'm expecting to come in there and be the man like at Hahnville. They want me to be an all-around athlete," said Williams.

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Eric Richey is an Emmy award-winning sports anchor/reporter who has been covering high school football for 25 years.