The 6-foot-1, 220-pound signal caller from Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, La., says he's ready to get his senior season underway and see what happens on the recruiting front.
"It's a cat and mouse game right now," said Damian Williams on being recruited. "Most of the schools recruiting me have a quarterback that's committed so I just have to wait and see if they decide to take another one. I wanted to commit by the end of the summer, but now I'm going to wait until after the season and see how it goes. It's a slow process. Coach Smith [at Kansas State] and a few other schools have told me they would be coming to some of my games. I'm focused, serious and ready to bust my butt."
After his first offer from Kansas State, Williams has received offers from Florida International, Kansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Nebraska, Southern Miss, and Tulane. All of those schools have a committed quarterback with the exception of Southern Miss. During the summer, Williams attended camps at TCU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, Alabama, and Kansas State.
"After all of the throwing I did this summer, I've really strengthened my arm," he said. "I've improved on my footwork and just playing the quarterback position as a whole. I think if I play well within myself and do what I'm capable of doing, the individual attention will take care of itself. I'm a pass first quarterback in a pro-style offense, but we have some plays called 'quarterback power' designed for me to take off and run with it."
As a junior, Williams led Archbishop Rummel, an All-male private Roman Catholic school in the New Orleans area, to a 10-2 record and to the quarterfinals of the Louisiana 5A state playoffs. He was named MVP of the District (9-5A) and All-State Honorable Mention by the LSWA.
His team, the Scarlet Red Raiders, will play in the Fountainebleau Jamboree against St. Paul on Friday, August 24th, then begin their season the following week with Archbishop Shaw. This will be Williams forth year as the starting quarterback. Kansas State is also expressing interest in teammate, Cethan Carter, a tight end with five Division 1 offers.