Evan Williams Commits to Wyoming

Evan Williams, a 6-foot, 191-pound quarterback/running back from Minneapolis (MN) DeLaSalle, has committed to Wyoming after visiting the campus this past weekend, according to his high school coach Sean McMenomy, Williams had an outstanding senior season and helped lead the Islanders to an 11-1 mark. He received a scholarship offer from Minnesota in October.

Evan Williams moved to quarterback this season with the former Minneapolis Southwest head coach Sean Sean McMenomy taking over. The move paid off as Williams put up monster numbers as a senior. He rushed for 2,201 yards on 186 carries (11.8 yards per carry) for 31 touchdowns in ten games. Williams has completed 66 of 106 passes (62.3% completion percentage) for 1,266 yards and ten touchdown passes.

Williams missed two games with a broken bone in his left (non-throwing) hand, but returned for the playoffs. He rushed five times for 176 yards and three touchdowns against St. Paul Academy/Mounds Park Academy in an 80-8 first round win. Williams had 28 rushes for 261 yards and three scores against St. Paul Johnson and 22 carries for 256 and four rushing touchdowns versus St. Croix Lutheran.

The Islanders, who finished runner-up to Glencoe Silver Lake in the Prep Bowl in 2007 and 2008, lost to the them in the state quarterfinals 6-3. Williams was limited to 34 rushing and 43 yards passing.

Williams rushed for 2,092 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2008 as they finished 13-1, losing to Glencoe Silver Lake 42-21 in the Prep Bowl and he was named second team All-Metro by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He missed most of the 2007 season with a knee injury.

Williams went to football camps at Wyoming, Iowa State, Iowa and North Dakota State last summer.

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