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Harrison Central QB adds Southern Miss offer to his list

AMANDA MCCOY 
 Harrison Central quarterback Tavis Williams (2) hands the ball off last season
AMANDA MCCOY Harrison Central quarterback Tavis Williams (2) hands the ball off last season

Harrison Central rising senior quarterback Tavis Williams picked up his fifth scholarship offer from Southern Miss on Tuesday.

Williams adds the USM offer to others from South Alabama, Louisiana-Lafayette, Southeastern Louisiana and Jackson State.

Williams is coming off a breakout junior season when he threw for 1,610 yards, 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also ran 114 times for 746 yards and eight touchdowns.

Interest in Williams has increased in recent weeks and Harrison Central coach Casey Cain believes that's the result of progress made going into his senior campaign.

"We put in a spread offense last year," Cain said. "Now, it's the second year into it and he's feeling real comfortable with the offense. He's just clicking with everything. It's a lot easier for him now and he's just really progressed."

Tight ends coach Desmond Lindsey is the man recruiting Williams for USM.

"He just likes everything about him from his size to his speed to his arm strength," Cain said. "He also likes his demeanor and leadership skills."

Harrison Central has two other players with scholarship offers - rising junior running back Keon Moore (Texas-San Antonio) and rising senior offensive lineman Jacob Shoemaker, who has offers from La.-Monroe, Central Arkansas, Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls State.

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