Will Rebels go after local product?

Horatio Williams (WR, Oxford, MS) - Perhaps Mississippi's fastest '08 football prospect plays for the Chargers.

"I placed second in state for the 100 meter run. I was timed in 10.60 seconds," added Horatio Williams. But I won state in the 200 meter run in 21.90 seconds. We also won the 4 by 100 in 41.9 seconds. We ran a 128.4 in the 4 by 200 and won the overall Class 4A state title. It was a good year for us."

Williams recently attended a Nike combine and put up some good numbers.

"I ran a 4.49 at Nike but I had an injury. I was only around 80 percent. I run a 4.3 on a good day."

Last season Horatio finished the year with 28 catches for 580 yards.

"Speed is obviously my biggest strength, but I feel like I have real good hands too," added the 6' 2", 175 pound wide out.

Which colleges have taken notice?

"I am getting a lot of stuff from Florida, Auburn, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Alabama, and MSU just starting sending me letters telling me about their school and coach."

Who is coming after Horatio the hardest?

"Ole Miss. They send the most mail and call a lot."

Any Spring visits?

"I went to Ole Miss' Jr day and MSU's Spring game, and then I went back to Ole Miss for their Spring game."


"Ole Miss has a good program. They try to help their students out in any way they can, and they have some hard working coaches. MSU, I got up there late. They even made me pay 5 dollars to get into the game. It was all messed up, to be honest. I really did not get a chance to meet their coaches. We just got out of there after the game was over."

What stood out about each program?

"Ole Miss' indoor facility and their coaches are pretty intense. MSU, I liked how they had everything set up, but I did not really get a chance to meet their coaches."

Who else has stood out so far in the recruiting process?

"Florida and Alabama. I like the atmosphere at Florida, and Alabama has Coach Saban. I think he is a very good coach, hard working, and he has a lot of experience. He just knows hot to win."

Williams has already scored an 18 on the ACT test.

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