After figuring out for LSU on Friday, Alvin (Texas) Shadow Creek four-star security Maurice Williams dedicated to Brian Kelly and the Tigers, turning into their first commit within the 2024 class.
The dedication was one thing Williams had in thoughts when he arrived in Baton Rouge on Friday, and after a dialog with the teaching workers, it was a performed deal.
“We got here right here hoping that we may discuss to the pinnacle coach and see, and he gave me the go-ahead,” Williams stated. “Then it was like, why not?”
Regardless of being from Texas, there is a sense of familiarity for Williams at LSU as he was in a position to simply join with the tradition and other people round campus.
“It was simply a number of enjoyable right here,” he stated. “After Hurricane Katrina, lots of people from out right here moved to Houston so I am fairly used to the folks right here, it simply appears like a second house. All the things is true, the vibe is true. I really feel just like the teaching workers needs me right here and I wish to be someplace the place I am needed.”
Williams eyed LSU as a child and the curiosity turned extra critical as time went on and extra defensive backs continued to shine on Sundays after enjoying for the Tigers.
“As a child, I cherished LSU,” he stated. “The colorway is what actually bought me, however as I bought older and began enjoying defensive again, I fell in love with DBU and the historical past right here with DBs. It is uncommon to discover a faculty that is placing out DBs like that yearly. That was one thing that was massive for us.”
The teaching workers, headed up by safeties coach Kerry Cooks, immediately made Williams really feel at house.
“Once we talked, we immediately linked,” Williams stated. “[Cooks] is a real and down-to-earth man, and when he must get on me, he’ll appropriate what must get corrected.”
His appreciation for the teaching workers extends to the pinnacle man himself as he sees Brian Kelly turning this system round as he has performed earlier than.
“He is been teaching for some time and he has the historical past of turning packages round and making packages nice,” he stated. “This isn’t his first rodeo with stuff like this, he is performed good issues previously and he’ll take it into the longer term.”
As for what LSU followers can count on, Williams says he needs to carry a sure stage of power again to the defensive again room.
“I am gonna carry that power, that love. I am gonna flip town up.”
At 6-foot-2, 190 kilos, Williams is the No. 63 ranked recruit within the nation for the category of 2024, in accordance with Rivals. He’s the No. three security within the nation and the No. 11 recruit from the state of Texas.