It has been an interesting week for Oregon Football in the world of recruiting. Wide Receiver Devon Wiliams decided to make Eugene his future home following two commitments to two different teams in two days.
Devon Williams was a former commit for Head Coach Willie Taggart, but things shifted after Taggart left for Florida State. On signing day last year, Devon Williams, one of the prized recruits in the 2019 Wide Receiver class decided to take his talent to USC, signing with the Trojans. In his Freshman season, he had little action on the field accounting for four catches for 87 yards and a touchdown.
Williams entered the transfer portal earlier this month and was contacted by several schools including Oregon and Oregon State. On Wednesday, Oregon State thought they had the steal of the century with Williams coming to Corvallis. This weekend the Beavers welcome Stanford along with a lot of potential recruits. The Beavers Football website even went as far as to send out a tweet welcoming Devon Williams to campus, but it was short-lived.
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On Friday, Williams had a change of heart and committed to Oregon Football. As we know from the past, players who decide to use the transfer portal in football and can’t make up their mind typically struggle. If Devon Williams is an Oregon Duck, the team is set at Wide Receiver for the future. The height alone of what the Ducks have is scary and lethal. Tall and athletic guys, most over 6 feet.
It is not known when we will see Williams on the field. According to ESPN, he will use the rest of this season as his redshirt year and be ready to go next season. He will have three years of eligibility in Eugene.