The 2015 class in New Orleans boasts its fair share of wide receiver talent, and McDonogh 35 standout Darius Williams has shown he is one pass catcher worthy of attention.
At 6-2, 185-pounds Williams has a long frame and is a reliable threat capable of stretching the field, and has big plans for his junior campaign. With McDonogh 35 three games into the season, he feels good about the start.
"It's going really well," Williams said. "Our quarterback is stepping up. The two running backs we have, me, the second string wide receivers behind me are all stepping up. We're trying to go win state and get a ring for our coach."
He put together a solid sophomore season, but is doing his best to take his game to the next level in 2013. So far he has recorded 12 receptions for 219 yards on the season.
"I'm stepping up in practice. I'm not playing around like my ninth grade year," Williams said. "All the stuff I've been doing in the past…I've stepped way up."
This summer he only attended one camp - the LSU camp. The experience taught him a lot and he has already implemented several of the lessons he learned.
"The coaches were great," Williams said. "They taught us a lot at the LSU camp. I liked the drills they were giving us. I've never done any of those drills. I liked them and I've been doing them at practice."
Recruiting attention has come from Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Cincinnati, Utah, and Missouri, but the LSU Tigers are the program showing him the most attention at this point in the process.
"Every day I see mail. Every time I come home from school I see mail," Williams said. "They're showing how their school how they try to get us to the NFL and make us go further. They're showing me everything in the mail."
Growing up Williams has been a fan of the New Orleans Saints and LSU because they are the home team. The fall he plans to visit Baton Rouge to get another look at what the Tigers have to offer.
"I'm trying to go to the game at LSU. They said I can bring two people," Williams said. "I'm going to the next home game."