The Washington Football team 2019 class recruits another highly talented prospect to grow in number and stature as 4-star ATH Cameron Williams commits to UW
Four-star ATH Cameron Williams may or may not know it just yet, but he just committed to one of the most successful NCAA football programs in the nation. After all, the 2018 Washington Football team boasts 21 seniors, many of whom are starting players for several years. Players like safety JoJo McIntosh and cornerbacks Sean Vergara and Jordan Miller will leave a void when they graduate at the end of this season. As a new recruit to the class of 2019, that translates into opportunity.
The team needs players who can step up and absorb those playing minutes. 6-foot-0 200 pound prospect Cameron Williams from Bakersfield, California believes he can be such a player. I agree with him.
Currently, Williams has excelled at a number of skill positions in high school. In fact, his proficiency in both the offense and defense added to his attractiveness to NCAA football programs. Previously committed to Oregon in April 2018, Williams retracted his commitment to consider the wave of new scholarship offers he received.
Per Matt Prehm of 247Sports.com, Williams named his top five schools on July 8, 2018. They included: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, and Washington. He named his commitment date as July 25, 2018, which just so happens to coincide with the traditional Coach Petersen “Woof!”:
As thrilled as I am to add another very talented recruit, where will he likely contribute? He was previously projected as a safety in the Oregon Duck football depth chart, and will likely retain that distinction as a Husky. He had to sort through 18 offers throughout his decision making process as he determined Washington as the best opportunity.
So what do the Huskies get in Williams? A hard hitting safety who has above average football IQ. As a free safety, Williams is notorious for understanding the play unfolding before him and making the right call in either defending the pass or stepping up to shut down a run. And just as the 2019 class grew with ATH Asa Turner, Williams is placing his future in the hands of Coach Jimmy Lake.
Williams displays great footwork as a safety. He boasts a natural understanding of the football field, and can cover a lot of ground either side to side or backpedaling. His hips swivel instinctively, and his size and strength translate into a very difficult day to any receiver in his range.
While he may not be the fastest player in the NCAA, he has a great burst and is deceptively quick. He has an excellent attitude, and appears to be the perfect fit for the coaching of Jimmy Lake. Williams is upbeat, great work ethic, and has a complete focus on both academics and athletics. In short, he is definitely “OKG”.
I don’t know that I will ever stop feeling that charge whenever Coach Chris Petersen tweets that telltale “Woof!”. As a matter of fact, whenever a prospect of Williams talent level commits to Washington, I am thrilled for the team and the prospect.
After all, the goal is to perform to the best of his ability in NCAA football, and launch into an NFL career as a result. Right now, Williams is committing to one of the hottest football programs in terms of NFL careers. If everything proceeds as planned, Washington fans will see some incredible football, and the NFL will welcome another Husky to the pro ranks.