Darrel Williams to ASU: 4-star RB chooses Sun Devils over other top schools

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By Brad Denny By Brad Denny

TEMPE, Ariz. -- #Boom.

Arizona State football's recruiting buzzword has seen heavy use lately, as the team has been adding talented players to its 2014 class at a rapid pace. That high octane approach continued on Tuesday evening when the Sun Devils secured a verbal commitment from running back Darrel Williams, as first reported by ASUDevils.com

Williams, rated by Rivals as a 4-star prospect and a 3-star by Scout, ESPN and 247 our of John Ehret High in Marrero, La., chose ASU over an extremely impressive offer list. Among the many schools to extend a scholarship to Williams were Auburn, Georgia, Nebraska, Florida, and Virginia Tech.

A 6-foot, 210 pounder with 4.5 speed, Williams is a versatile back capable of running with power, agility, and speed. In addition, Williams is a dangerous threat in the passing game. Such a skillset is a perfect fit for ASU's offensive system, which thrives on dual-threat backs Marion Grice and D.J. Foster. 

With the departure of Grice after this season and missing out on any running back position in the 2013 class, securing at least one top player at the position was paramount for ASU. 

Williams is the 14th verbal commitment in this class, and perhaps more importantly, is the second from talent-rich Louisiana, a region not historically a strong area for ASU's efforts.

See Williams in action here: