Mario Cristobal had himself a day on Thursday.
Going into the day with the No. 20 recruiting class in the country, he probably didn’t expect to jump as much as he did, but ending the day with the No. 9 group.
Oregon football made up some serious ground in the 2022 class, jumping 11 spots in the rankings after landing three-star lineman Michael Wooten, four-star receiver Nicholas Anderson, and three-star offensive tackle Cameron Williams.
The Wooten commitment wasn’t a huge surprise as he was trending toward the Ducks for about a week but the Anderson and Williams pledges were eye-opening.
Anderson was looking like a Notre Dame lean and Williams looked like Texas’ to lose. Cristobal was able to turn the tide in the Ducks’ favor for both after visits and they both committed to Oregon.
Williams boosts Oregon football’s offensive line
The offensive line is a strength of Oregon and it will be for the foreseeable future, especially with the haul in the 2021 class. The Ducks’ ability to reel Williams in from Texas just shows that the staff has the respect nationally to land some big-time prospects on the offensive line from anywhere.
Williams is the No. 440 prospect in the 2022 class and stands 6-foot-5 and 360 pounds, making him an absolute wall of a player at offensive tackle.
Oregon is going to have a wall protecting the quarterback and opening huge running lanes for years to come and Williams was a big addition. He held nearly three dozen offers from the likes of Miami, Oklahoma, Texas, Auburn, Baylor, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, USC, and Utah. Not exactly a normal three-star’s offer sheet.
This was a monster win for Cristobal.