Rufus Williams marks Rebel's 16th commitment

Rufus Williams (DE, Astronaut, FL) - The Orlando Sentinel's #15 ranked prospect from the state of Florida has committed to the the University of Mississippi.

Williams is a 6' 2 1/2", 235 pound prospect from Astronaut High.

Rufus runs 4.71 forty and expects to play defensive end at Ole Miss.

"They like how I come off of the edge. They play real fast, and they think I am real aggressive," stated Rufus Williams. "That is one of the main things I liked, knowing Coach Orgeron has coached Warren Sapp, Cortez Kennedy, and all of those great linemen. He is one of the best teachers in the game, and I just feel like he can take my game to the next level," stated the soft spoken Rufus Williams.

Williams certainly proved his merit as a big time prospect last year by racking up some impressive numbers. He had 87 tackles, 14 QB sacks, 35 tackles for losses and two fumble recoveries for the season.

Rufus was named to the 3A All-State Team, and was also selected to the Orlando Sentinel's 1st Team All-Brevard County squad.

Rufus had plenty of options to choose from, as he was offered by Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Southern Miss, Marshall, West Virginia, Colorado, Colorado State and several others.

Why else attracted Williams to Ole Miss?

"I picked Ole Miss because their coaches seem to care about my education and about me." Rufus stated. "Ole Miss also has a lot of players in the NFL, and like I said, Coach Ed Orgeron has had a lot of DL go to the league."

Who came in second place for Williams' services?

"That would have to be Tennessee. It was real close between Ole Miss and Tennessee, but I just think Ole Miss can develop my game a little better. Tennessee is a great school though. They were one of the first schools to offer me."

Williams is a projected qualifier as he has already made a qualifying score on the SAT test and carries a 2.7 GPA, according to Rufus.

Rufus marks Ole Miss' 16th public commitment. To view the list, click here.

To watch Rufus in action, click here.

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