What spring giveth, early summer may quickly take away. One could say that’s an elemental rule of college football recruiting.
Decommitments are common, and probably should be. Some player commitments are often best viewed as nothing more than a test drive or a trial run. And if it happens early, there’s no reason why a recruit shouldn’t change his mind and sign with a different school if he learns his first (or second) commitment wasn’t really his best opportunity after all. There can be lots of reasons for that.
Safety/athlete Cameron Williams committed to Oregon (his so-called “dream school” growing up) on April 21st, during their spring game. On Sunday, he gracefully thanked the Ducks for all their hospitality and announced that he was back on the market and supposedly visiting USC today after showing up at the Trojan Rising Stars camp
Here’s what I see on both workout and game tape when I look at the suddenly available 4-star, 6-2, 200-pound youngster from Bakersfield, Ca. (Frank Gifford’s stomping grounds).
Williams has excellent size, speed and backpedal ability. He can turn his hips fairly fluidly, but still needs to work on not getting caught up anticipating in the wrong direction. He has good, quick-twitch change of direction skills which he also shows off admirably from his time as a QB on the run.
All that time spent at signal caller should give Williams a lot of room for improving his DB skills, a great reason to think his college game in the secondary could really be something.
He also seems like he enjoys mixing it up as well, very necessary for the safety spot. He’ll come up and hit you. Also shows good hands and is capable of making spectacular interceptions and break-ups. Sees the field well from the FS position and quickly moves in to stop receptions from turning into big gains.
The Ducks can’t be happy about losing this commitment for now. The talented Williams would be a terrific get for the Trojans should Clay Helton and staff be able to reel him in.