An unsigned four-star Oregon football safety commit took to Twitter on Monday to say he loved what he saw from Dan Lanning’s defense.
When Mario Cristobal decided to make the move to Miami, leaving his position as Oregon football coach, there was an exodus, of sorts, in the Ducks’ 2022 recruiting class.
Many top commits decided to reopen their recruitment and the Ducks went from having a top-10 class to fighting to even remain in the top-25 range. Some commits who decided to hold their verbals decided not to sign in the early period just to keep their options open.
One of those commits is four-star safety Trejon Williams from Portland who committed back in March and decided to remain a pledge through the coaching change.
But he hasn’t signed yet.
There were some who were worried about him potentially switching his commitment to another Pac-12 school, but after seeing what he had to say about Dan Lanning’s Georgia defense on Monday night, there’s a good feeling that he’ll be a Duck in the end.
Williams has never really given the impression that he was looking elsewhere, but you always have to be prepared when a recruit decides not to sign early with the school to which he’s committed. This tweet makes it seem like he’s excited to be part of Lanning’s defense.
Dan Lanning’s title win is huge for Oregon football
I said earlier in the day on Monday that Oregon fans would be rooting hard for Lanning and Georgia to beat Alabama in the national title game and it came to fruition.
The new head coach won his final game as Georgia’s defensive coordinator, holding Alabama to just 18 points a little over a month after surrendering 42 to the same team in the Bulldogs’ lone loss of the year. His game plan in the playoff was perfection as the Bulldogs allowed just 29 total points to the top-two ranked teams in college football.
Winning the national title as a defensive coordinator just adds to his resume and recruits will have an easier time buying in because he knows how to get to the big stage.
Lanning’s ring is going to reel in some top recruits and keep others in town — including Williams.