NEW ORLEANS - Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel quarterback Damian Williams is in his third year as a starter for the Raiders. The most impressive aspect about that statistic is that he is only a junior. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound prospect has grown as a player every season and has seemingly come into his own this year.
On Saturday evening Williams led Rummel to be a big 41-22 victory over St. Augustine, a team they had lost to 38-14 a year ago. The standout junior says it felt good to come out on top.
"We were 4-6 last year," Williams said. "That's not what is expected of us. Getting this win, this is what's expected of us. They beat us pretty bad last year so we wanted to come out and show that we weren't that same team that lost last year. We are 2-0 now and we're playing like we're supposed to play. The whole team played really well all around."
Williams passed for 80 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 99 yards in the contest. However, he sees plenty of room for improvement in his game.
"I think I played well tonight but my coach expects that out of me every week," he said. "I still think there's a lot I need to work on though. I always get better every day. Every day at practice I'm getting better."
On the recruiting front, Williams is still waiting on his first offer. It could come from any number of programs.
"I don't have any offers but I'm hearing from a lot of schools," he said. "I'm getting the most interest from LSU, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Auburn and some others."
Over the summer Williams was able to attend camp at an in-state school.
"I went to the LSU camp and to the NIKE ESPN Rise camp," he said. "I did pretty well (at LSU). I only went for one day but I think I made a pretty good name for myself."
Williams says he has no leaders at this point but that he plans to attend games at both Auburn and LSU this fall.