D'haquille Williams Decommits from LSU: Tigers Lose No. 1 JUCO WR

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIMay 21, 2013

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

LSU's 2014 recruiting class has taken a huge hit, as it's being reported that 5-star JUCO wide receiver D'haquille Williams has decommitted.

Per his Twitter account, Taylor Hamm of 247Sports cites a text he received from Williams saying that he'd decommited from the Tigers:

Williams has elite measurables, checking in at 6'3'', 213 pounds, running a 4.40 40, according to 247Sports. He's also ranked as the No. 1 JUCO wideout in the nation and the No. 1 JUCO recruit in the 2014 class, according to the 247Sports Composite.

As far as JUCO players are concerned, Williams is the best of the best, so losing his commitment is a massive blow to LSU's recruiting efforts in 2014.

He committed to LSU earlier in May, but apparently he's ready to re-open his process. Shea Dixon of Geaux247.com tweeted that Williams decommitted from LSU so he could "experience" the recruiting process:

If there's any good news for LSU here, it's that the Tigers still have a class of nine with incredible potential. They boast the commitment of 5-star safety Edward Paris, as well as 4-star offensive guard Garrett Brumfield.

LSU is also in the running for elite recruits such as 5-star running back Leonard Fournette. He's No. 1 player in the 2014 class, according to 247Sports Composite, and lists the Tigers as one of his top two choices. In addition, LSU is either the leading or second choice of  5-star offensive tackle Cameron Robinson (top two), 5-star cornerback Tony Brown (leader) and 5-star safety Laurence Jones (leader).

Les Miles and his staff still have the ability to bring in a class that still could be the best in the nation, so there's still plenty to look forward to if you're an LSU fan.

That doesn't take away from the magnitude of this recruiting loss, though.

Williams could have been a major deep threat in LSU's offense, so unless he was to re-commit (always a possibility), losing out on his commitment will go down as a major negativet during an otherwise positive recruiting cycle for the Tigers.


All player ratings courtesy of 247 Sports.

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