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Speedy Texas APB target Craig Williams announces he will sign with Baylor

The week-long pursuit of the Crosby product will not result in good news for the Longhorns.

Craig Williams

It appears that Crosby all-purpose back Craig Williams will stick with his pledge to the Baylor Bears, despite a late push from the Texas Longhorns:

The 5-9, 170-pounder originally committed to Baylor in August over offers from nearly 20 schools, including Arizona State, Auburn, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Utah, Virginia Tech, and Washington State.

Texas offered Williams on December 11 in an effort to make a late push in his recruitment in case Louisville (Kent.) Trinity wide receiver Rondale Moore flips his pledge to Purdue, as seems increasingly likely.

Williams is a consensus three-star prospect, the No. 428 prospect nationally, the No. 10 all-purpose back, and the No. 56 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Had the ‘Horns offered Williams earlier in the process, perhaps the result would have been different, but the staff also had to balance how Moore would perceive such an offer — taking Moore’s commitment had resulted in previous slot receiver pledge Justin Watkins decommitting.

So the staff will now have several weeks during the dead period to evaluate other prospects at the slot receiver/all-purpose back position and decide whether to extend other offers or push Moore to let them know his plans.