Cameron Williams, a four-star defensive back out of Bakersfield, Calif., signed his Letter of Intent with the Huskies today. Originally an Oregon commit, Williams decommitted from the Ducks shortly before his official visit to UW in June. A month later, he committed to the Huskies and he made it official as part of the early signing period.
Williams, who quarterbacked his high school team, will likely play safety for the Dawgs. At 6’ and 190 pounds, he has good size in the defensive secondary and some room to grow with time in the strength and conditioning program. 247’s consensus rankings have Williams ranked just below the four-star threshold, but the site’s rankings have him at four stars and #349 in the country. Williams also boasts an impressive offer list outside of the UW-Oregon battle for his commitment. USC, Florida, Oklahoma, and Tennessee were among the blue blood programs after Williams, so there’s no doubt that he has a great deal of potential. USC in particular was thought to be UW’s primary competition once both offered.
Williams joins an outstanding class of recruits in the defensive backfield. Athlete Asa Turner will likely join Williams at the safety position, and both have the size to help against the run or in pass coverage. The class looked strong with Kamren Fabiculanan filling out the corner slot, but the recent commitment of Trent McDuffie took the position group to another level.