Though Anthony Williams has committed to Kansas, that hasn’t stopped LSU from trying to land one of the state’s most dynamic weapons. The Hahnville running back and senior recently received a full scholarship offer from the Tigers, Williams himself sharing that news via a post on Twitter earlier this month.
Williams has had a strong start to his final season with Hahnville, rushing for 404 yards and scoring five touchdowns through the first three games of the season. He also put on an explosive showing in the Tigers’ jamboree effort against Jesuit, a day that saw him post 215 total yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns on just 11 touches.
“He’s one of the most dynamic kids you’ll ever find,” Hahnville head coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “Anthony is truly once in a lifetime. I haven’t coached anybody like him. In baseball, you have the five-tool player. He’s kinda that five-tool player in football. He’s a kick returner, a punt returner, he can catch ball as a split end, can catch it out of the slot, can run the football downhill. And if I need to play him in the secondary, he’s probably our best defensive back. He projects very highly at the next level.”
As a junior, Williams carried the ball 180 times for 1,531 yards and 24 touchdowns and caught 35 passes for 772 yards and five touchdowns. He scored twice on returns to push his touchdown total to 31.
He also made school history in Week 10 of that season, rushing for a Hahnville record 355 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-27 district win over Thibodaux.
“The Good Lord gave him a gift,” Saltaformaggio said. “Not only is he explosive, but he’s explosive in multiple directions. A lot have straight ahead speed, a lot have power, but they don’t both moving in multiple directions. He can catch the ball out the backfield and get downfield as a receiver … he can do it all at both positions and it opens up a ton of things you can do.”