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Just days after big-bodied offensive lineman Cameron Williams visited the Forty Acres, he was given two crystal ball predictions in favor of Texas.
Steve Sarkisian and his staff, primarily offensive line coach Kyle Flood, were excited about the depth and potential of Williams. The Duncanville native is believed to have a great amount of upside with his 6-foot-5, 360-pound frame.
While everything seemed to be going in Texas’ favor, Williams surprisingly announced his commitment to Oregon via Twitter on Thursday. The Ducks offered Williams early on in his recruitment, while the Longhorns were late to the party and extended an offer on May 5. Oregon coach Mario Christobal is also one of the top offensive line coaches in the country.
This commitment gave Oregon’s recruiting class a slight boost according to 247Sports’ rankings. The Ducks moved up one spot from No. 13 to No. 12 in the nation for the 2022 cycle.
Williams marks their second commit of the day, as they also received a pledge from Southern California native and fellow three-star offensive lineman Michael Wooten. Along with Williams and Wooten, the Ducks also got some help on the defensive side of the ball on Monday when four-star linebacker T.J. Dudley committed to Oregon as well.
The Longhorns still have a chance for instant redemption after losing Williams, as four-star lineman Cole Hutson and three-star lineman Connor Robertson are both scheduled to announce their commitments on July 2.
This has been a tough few days on the recruiting trail for Texas after a promising last week with four-star running back Jamarion Miller committing. Over the last two days, the Longhorns lost out on Williams, Terrance Brooks and Keahnist Thompson.
Sarkisian and his staff still have potential to start July off with a bang if they are able to land Hutson and Robertson on Friday. Not to mention, there are are still a few big names on the board such as Kelvin Banks and Devon Campbell. Regardless, having a small win like Williams is one that the Longhorns would have loved.