The Baylor football program added to its signing class on Thursday when Crosby’s Craig Williams joined the 20 players who had signed their letters of intent on Wednesday.
Williams, a 5-9, 170-pound running back, rushed for more than 3,800 yards and scored 65 total touchdowns during his high school career. He surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark in 17 games.
Baylor coach Matt Rhule praised Williams’ “home-run speed,” which was put on display at The Opening regional in Houston, when Williams was laser-time at 4.36 in the 40-yard dash. He has personal-best times of 10.23 in the 100 meters and 21.33 in the 200.
Williams chose Baylor over offers from the likes of Texas, Oklahoma State, Auburn, Minnesota, Virginia Tech, Washington State and Mississippi State. His nickname is “Sqwirl.”
Williams is the only running back in Baylor’s current 21-member class. Baylor also has commitments from two other players – Pasadena Rayburn running back Stanley Hackett and Alief Taylor linebacker Joseph Ogunbanjo – who have not signed. Rhule said on Wednesday that the Bears should sign several more players on the Feb. 7 signing date.