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Jayhawks get commitment from speedy Anthony Williams

The Kansas football team just got a lot faster on Saturday.

Anthony Williams from Hanville in Louisiana, who has clocked times in the sub 4.3 range, gave the Jayhawks a verbal commitment. He is on an unofficial with several of the top players from the New Orleans area.

Williams committed to the Kansas staff before the recruits left to watch the basketball game.

“Coach Beaty looked at me asking if I was serious,” Williams said. “Once I told him I was serious he jumped up and gave me a big hug. Everybody was happy for me.”

Kansas running backs coach Tony Hull has known about Williams for a long time. The Jayhawks extended a scholarship offer last season. Hull is from New Orleans and built trust with the speedy athlete.

“He is a man of his word,” Williams said of Hull. “He told me if I come up here and see the campus I will like everything. And when I came up I loved it. He is from the New Orleans area and I have known him.”

Williams took Hull for his word and wanted to see Kansas for himself.

“Everything stood out to me,” he said. “When I first got here they showed me the dorms and then the locker rooms and everything I was like ‘wow.’”

Williams has clocked a sub 4.3 time at different events
Williams has clocked a sub 4.3 time at different events

Hull has been looking at Williams since the beginning of his junior season. Since Hull is also the running backs it helped get out an early offer.

“He told me I am explosive and a game changer,” Williams said. “He told me he likes my vision and that I’m a multipurpose running back who can do different things.”

During halftime of the basketball game with several recruits on hand the football players who earned post-season honors were recognized. One of those players was Mike Lee from Landry Walker.

“Everybody from New Orleans has seen what the players can do at Kansas,” Williams said. “Ever since Mike Lee came up here everybody in New Orleans started looking at them (KU).”

Since Williams committed earlier in the day he has been talking to several of the other Louisiana recruits on the visit.

“All the recruits who are here with us I am trying to get them to come with me,” Williams said. “But I am coming to Kansas that’s where I’m going.”