Update 2002 - Darren Williams (ATH)

This summer Darren Williams of Clarksdale, MS had stated that he was leaning out of state. Is that still the case?

Darren Williams, the Quarterback for Clarksdale High School in Clarksdale, MS, has gotten off to a fast start this fall. Clarksdale lost its first game of the season to South Panola and Chris Herring Friday night, but it wasn't because of a lack of effort of Williams. "We lost to them 13-6," Williams said ruefully. "Man, it seemed like we were moving the ball up and down the field on them, but we'd give it up in the redzone. We had 6 turnovers in that game."

While Clarksdale's offense struggled to put points on the board, Williams saw his first action at safety this season. "I hadn't played any defense this season, but on my first play against [South] Panola, I returned a interception for a touchdown. They didn't throw the ball my way after that," Williams added with a chuckle.

In just his first three games, Williams has shown why he is considered one of the top prospects in the south. In Clarksdale's first game, Williams had five rushes for 177 yards and two touchdowns, including scoring runs of 75 and 77 yards. Williams added three touchdowns in his second game, including a punt return for a touchdown. Williams had 18 carries for 131 yards against South Panola.

Earlier this summer Williams had told Borderwars.com that he was leaning out of state, but it appears as if the home schools have made up some ground. "Right now, I'd list Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Florida all about even. I'd like to go see all of them play this season on an unofficial visit to each campus, and then set up my official visits after football season."

Whoever signs Darren Williams will be getting a spectacular athlete that can play several positions, however, his first love seems to be wide receiver.

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