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Louisville Adds Junior College Running Back Malik Williams

Louisville wrapped up its recruiting class today by adding one more running back to the backfield for 2016. Junior college running back Malik Williams became Louisville's third running back signee for this class, joining Dae Williams and Malik Staples. Malik Williams is a very big, tall running back (6'3, 205) that is very strong on film and seems quite comfortable running between the tackles and playing in pistol and shotgun read option style offenses (which, as you are all aware, has become a priority for Louisville with the emergence of Lamar Jackson and Jeremy Smith's struggles with the mesh point on option plays last year).

Last year at Allan Hancock he led the team in rushing with 525 yards on 93 carries and was second on the team in receptions with 18 for 217 yards. He also averaged 36 yards per kickoff return and added a touchdown. He also returned a punt for a touchdown. With the departure of Brandon Radcliff after this season, Louisville has filled the running back position back up (even if it's possible Malik Staples finds a home at safety or linebacker).

With Williams in the fold, Louisville is done with the 2016 recruiting class, despite reports about Cecil Stallings at this time.