Keiland Williams finally a Tiger

Keiland Williams

Keiland Williams, one of the nation's most coveted running backs, officially signed with LSU on Friday as his national-letter-of-intent was received at the school's football office just after 10 p.m.

Williams, who rushed for 1,325 yards and 12 touchdowns on 160 carries during the 2005 season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., was rated as the nation's No. 3 running back in 2005 by Scout.com.

As a junior, Williams ran for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns at Northside High School in his hometown of Lafayette. Williams was named the Louisiana 4A Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 as well as being a first-team all-state pick.

The signing of Williams ran LSU's class to 26 players as he joins 25 fellow Tigers who signed with the school on Wednesday.

Keiland Williams

5-11, 223, Running Back

Lafayette, La.

Hargrave Military Academy

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LSWA First-Team Class 4A All-State in 2004

LSWA Class 4A Offensive MVP in 2004

One of the top running back prospects in the country … Arguably the top prep school prospect for the Class of 2006 … A punishing runner with an extraordinary combination of size and speed … Shows great balance with the ability to absorb and deliver hits beyond the line of scrimmage … Has the ability to run away from defenders in the open field … Completed his eligibility at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. … Became the first running back in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards … Finished the season with 160 carries for 1,325 yards and 12 touchdowns … Rushed for more than 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns in his junior season at Northside High School in Lafayette … Bench presses 350 and squats 500 … Timed at 4.32 in the 40-yard dash at the Hargrave combine in December … Coached at Hargrave by Robert Prunty … Born Aug. 14, 1986.

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