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Baylor RB commit Craig Williams picks up Texas offer

Texas holds a commit from elite running back Keaontay Ingram, but is looking to add more speed to its backfield.


With National Signing Day approaching, Tom Herman and his staff are still in pursuit of talent at skill positions with Baylor running back commit Craig Williams becoming the latest to pick up an offer from the Texas Longhorns.

A speedy three-star prospect out of Crosby, Williams committed to Matt Rhule and Baylor on Aug. 11 over a variety of options including Auburn, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State and Arizona State, among others.

Since his pledge, Williams has spent his senior season rushing 199 times for 1,995 yards and 31 touchdowns, along with hauling in 22 receptions for 293 yards and two more scores.

247Sports provided an evaluation on what the explosive backfield weapon brings to the table:

“The first thing you notice about Williams is his footwork. He has quick feet and is very agile. As a young player he has shown an ability to hit the home-run play and in multiple phases of the game. Williams is small, but compensates with excellent overall athleticism. He's been laser-timed in the high 4.3's in the 40 and is a track standout for Crosby (Texas) High School.”

Since adding his Texas offer on Monday morning, a flip projection to Texas had come in.

A 5’9, 170-pound prospect, Williams is raked as the nation's No. 424 player, No. 10 all-purpose back and the No. 55 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.