St. Augustine WR hoping for a huge season

St. Augustine is considered one of the favorites in Louisiana's Class 5A, thanks to a well-stocked senior class that includes wide receiver Dwayne Williams. Last year, Williams had to sit out the season due to an injury, but now he's 100% and ready to put up big numbers.

St. Augustine is considered one of the favorites in Louisiana's 5A classification, thanks to a deep and dynamic senior class that includes Trai Turner, Jonah Austin, Marc Edwards, Renaldo Thomas, Lawrence Burl, and Terry Lucas.

In addition to the aforementioned Purple Knights, there's another senior - wide receiver Dwayne Williams - who is aiming to become a household name in recruiting circles.

In 2009, Williams was forced to sit out the season after an ACL injury, but he's back to 100% and highly-motivated for his last year of football.

"I'm the fastest receiver at St. Aug," said Williams (6-foot-0, 175, 4.5). "My ability to run deep routes makes me effective. I'm also good on short routes - like the hitch. Once I get into space, it's hard for anyone to catch me. I can stretch the field against a defense.

"Our team is getting a lot of attention, and we have to go out and prove what we're capable of doing. It feels good, but we have to stay humble while - at the same time - living up to standards. We don't want to disappoint people, and so we try not to listen to too much hype."

Williams hopes to cash in on secondaries that might be focusing heavily on Edwards, a three-star Tulane commitment.

"Everybody is watching Marc," he said. "I want to compete with him and get where he's at. My goal is to catch 30 passes for 700 yards with a few touchdowns. I'm just going to go out and do my best."

Williams and Edwards will encounter a nice test early in the season vs. neighboring rival McDonogh 35.

"They have a bunch of talented guys," said Williams. "I've known (WRs) Charles Henderson and Trey Carter a long time. I've gone to several different camps with them. There will be a great deal of intensity in that game. I know they have a good cornerback named Devon White. I want to have a big game."

Williams, who keeps a B average in the classroom, says that his quarterback is also under the radar.

"Terry Lucas is a really good QB who came out of his shell last year. He's explosive and not afraid to make the tough pass that other quarterbacks might not want to make," said Williams.

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