Written By Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
For the second time in as many days, the Hoosiers have flipped the commitment of an athlete who had pledged to play football elsewhere. Yesterday it was Maryland commit Jameel Cook who decided he’d prefer to continue his playing in career in Bloomington. Today Hoosier Nation found out that it had added former Marshall commit, Devonte Williams.
On Saturday we reported here that the running back prospect would be in Bloomington this weekend on an official visit. The Hoosiers would be working to get this talented athlete to flip his commitment to the Cream and Crimson. Coach Wilson and his staff’s efforts proved to be successful, as Williams announced via his Twitter account on Monday that he would be joining the Hoosiers 2015 recruiting class.
The three-star prospect’s final decision came down between Marshall, Indiana, and Oklahoma State, who offered last week. He had been soft verbal commit to the Thundering Herd until he made a visit to Bloomington this past weekend, which caused him to reevaluate his choice.
The multipurpose tailback had a stellar senior season at Maryland’s Bullis High School, rushing for 1,899 yards and 18 touchdowns on 232 carries and making 22 catches for 354 yards and 5 touchdowns. Williams was recognized for his outstanding efforts, as he was named to the Washington Post All-Met and the Montgomery County Gazette Teams.
Running Back’s Coach Deland McCullough has to feel especially elated about the addition of Williams, as he brings a unique skillset to the position. He demonstrates great explosiveness, elusiveness, and is a home-run threat every time he touches the ball in his Hudl highlight tape.
The native of Potomac, Maryland, also had offers from Old Dominion, SMU, Buffalo, Charlotte, James Madison, Toledo, Western Michigan, and Temple. Williams is the 23rd commitment in the Hoosiers’ 2015 class, leaving Indiana with only two spots open and two days left until National Signing Day.