Williams Impresses at Elite 11

Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.) QB Damian Williams didn't enter the Elite 11 competition with as much name recognition as some of the other signal-callers, but Williams -- a rare four-year starter at the 5A level -- put on an excellent performance and made the finals.

A total of 89 quarterbacks competed in the Elite 11 over the weekend, and Rummel QB Damian Williams was one of the best.

"I did pretty good," said Williams, who has a big arm but isn't a big talker. "I made it to the finals, which was seven quarterbacks.

"I felt comfortable with the routes. I impressed a lot of people. My footwork was good, and I know a lot of people were impressed with my arm strength."

Williams shined during the two-minute drill.

"You got five throws and I was one of only two quarterbacks who went 5-for-5," he said.

What did the Rummel coaching staff have to say about Williams' Elite 11 success when the junior returned to school today?

"They liked it but they already knew what I can do," said Williams. "Now I'm working on showing the rest of the country."

Williams (6-1, 215) has been Rummel's starting quarterback since he was a freshman, and he helped the Raiders reach the 5A state finals that year.

Last year, Rummel - a Catholic school located in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie - advanced to the quarterfinals and they're ranked No. 7 in the state in one 2012 preseason list.

"We start spring training two weeks from today," said Williams.

Did any other QBs at the Elite 11 impress Williams?

"Brice Ramsey, the Georgia commit," he said of the four-star from Camden County HS (Kingsland, GA), who is ranked No. 5 in the nation among quarterbacks.

"He had pretty good arm strength. He told me his school runs the Wing-T and doesn't throw much."

Williams said a few days ago that he is still waiting on his first offer, but that several BCS programs are closely monitoring his progress.

You can expect a large crowd of college recruiters to flock to Rummel for spring practice in order to get a closer look at Williams.

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