Two-sport standout Willis sets school record

Jackson Lumen Christi junior running back totals 304 rushing yards in a back-and-forth playoff game. The two-sport standout is hearing from schools for both sports and will visit MSU on Saturday.

Jackson Lumen Christi junior running back Khari Willis had a big game Friday night with a school-record 304 rushing yards on 32 carries against Parchment.

The Titans, however, fell to Parchment 40-35 in a thrilling, back-and-forth playoff matchup.

"Everything was fun from Game 1 to Game 10," Willis said. "I love these guys. They gave our all for us. We gave our all for them. We gave our all for each other and the end of the day, that's all that matters.

"Unfortunately, not having our best first half cost us the football game."

Willis scored all five touchdowns for Lumen Christi.

The two-sport standout now will turn his focus toward the court, where he helped Lumen Christi to a state quarterfinal appearance last season.

"I will probably start working for it on Sunday," he said.

Before that work gets underway, the 6-foot, 187-pound junior is set to visit Michigan State.

"Hopefully, I will get to see a good game against Michigan and I really like the faculties up there," he said. "It's really nice."

Willis has been up for a Spartans game earlier this season and said he hasn't received an offer yet, but that could change Saturday.

He said for football, Michigan State has been the primary school recruiting him. On the hardwood, the attention is a little bit more widespread.

"For basketball, it's been Stanford, Florida State, Michigan, pretty much all the MAC schools and a few Horizon league schools," he said. "It's been crazy. It's been a lot."

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