On a recent post, the subject of returning wide receiver LaVorick Williams was broached and where he should stand once fall practice rolls around.
The bottom line is that Williams should be treated like every other player. Who cares if he elected to leave NMSU, only to come back? At the end of the day, does it matter? It shouldn't. If Williams can help the Aggies, he should get an opportunity on the field. If he can't help them win, then he shouldn't be miscast as a contributor, either.
It seems like some people would like to see Williams punished because he elected to leave after Hal Mumme's firing. This is a poor and flawed philosophy to subscribe to. This is not a football team that has the luxury of holding grudges against players who could help it perform on the field. If Williams proves to be a productive player, let it go.
The reality is that all Williams is, is a returning player who made seven catches for 52 yards last season. Too many times, people get caught up in potential. Performance on the field should be the ultimate judge. LaVorick showed great potential as a freshman, but lets not call him the next Chris Williams, A.J. Harris or even Derek Dubois. He's someone that has the ability, however, to be a difference maker.
The passing game seems like it could use some help. The receiver position looks a bit thin. It didn't seem like anyone made a serious jump up the depth chart at the position during spring ball. It's still a wide open race. Williams should enter fall camp just like everyone else. With a fair chance to earn playing time if he proves to be a contributor, and someone who can help the team win.