St. Augustine receiver Takulve Williams has committed to play at Kansas.
“I chose Kansas because my relationship with the coaches are very strong and they made me feel like family as soon as they offered me,” Williams said.
The 5-foot-11, 185 pound Williams said he was also considering Ball State and the University of Texas-San Antonio.
Williams added former Warren Easton coach Tony Hull, who accepted an assistant coach position at Kansas earlier this spring, was a “big factor” in his commitment.
As a junior, Williams led the Purple Knights in receiving yards (599). He caught 31 passes and had five touchdown receptions. He also averaged a team-best 19.3 yards per reception.
He averaged 14.4 yards on kickoff returns and his only punt return of the season was a 36-yard return.
Williams is the second local player to pledge to the Jayhawks.
Travis Jordan, a linebacker at John Ehret, also committed to Kansas.
Players can make their commits official on Feb. 1, 2017.
Robinson invited to US tryout
One of the state’s top basketball players in the Class of 2017 has been invited to try out for the Team USA U19 national team.
Chalmette’s Mitchell Robinson, a 7-foot center, will travel to Colorado Springs in June to try to make the team, said his high school coach Butch Stockton.
Robinson averaged 20.8 points, 13.8 rebounds and eight blocks this season for the Owls and was a first-team selection on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State team and The New Orleans Advocate All-Metro Team
“I’m excited for Mitchell,” Stockton said. “I hope he goes up there and makes the team.”
Robinson committed to Texas A&M in October, but Stockton said he re-opened his commitment in April.
Mitchell has gotten off to a good start on the summer circuit, earning defensive player of the session honors at a recent EYBL tournament in Indianapolis. He is ranked the No. 4 center in his class by 247 Sports.
“He’s constantly in the gym working hard,” Stockton said. “He really wants to be the best he can be.”
Brother Martin WR narrows list
Brother Martin receiver Jeremy Singleton narrowed his college choices to eight schools.
Singleton announced his schools on Twitter.
The eight schools are: Houston, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Kansas, Kansas State, Northwestern, Arkansas, and Arizona.
Singleton was a first-team selection on The New Orleans Advocate’s Large School All-Metro team after catching 50 passes for 993 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Crusaders.