When WR Jaison Williams (Oct 25 visit, 6-4, 212 lbs., 4.49 in the 40, 260 bench press, 2.6 GPA, 840 SAT) returned from his official visit to Michigan, he told TheInsiders that he almost committed to the Wolverines after a great visit. On Sunday the big wideout returned from Oregon and, Monday he told GBW, "I called Coach Belotti tonight and committed to Oregon. I talked it over with my mom and my coach and decided it was the best place for me."
The announcement for the Ducks is a bit of a surprise. Williams had listed Michigan as his top school throughout most of his recruiting but the lure of what Oregon had to offer was too much to resist. "I want to be a shoe designer for Nike," Williams said. "What better place to get into that than at Oregon, where I can get a sports marketing degree and where Nike has its headquarters."
Williams only other visit this year was to Michigan, and he said while the people and the atmosphere at Michigan Stadium was great, the Oregon fans were better. "They just really love their team through thick and thin," he said. "I mean you can tell they do at Michgian too, but at Oregon is was something else, it was a lot of fun, that's the kind of environment I want to be in."
Williams said that while the weather in Eugene was cold, "It wasn't as cold as Michigan. They have a nice stadium and they've added some nice features to it."
The big guy also said he was impressed with the way Oregon used its receivers. He said they were very much involved in the passing game and had some great quarterbacks. "I'm 100 percent sure that's what I want to do," Williams said. "I'm not even going to take any more visits."
Playing time was a factor in his decision. "They have a couple receivers leaving and one receiver is moving to linebacker," he said. "They have one junior and one sophomore so I'll fit in real well."
He said he would call coach English to break the news Tuesday morning.
Jaison Williams Makes His Decision!
The Michigan Insider Top Stories
MSU road losses still haunt MagnusonMichigan’s Erik Magnuson has made it a point to remind himself of U-M’s failures at rival Michigan State.
The Michigan Insider9:44 AM
Thomas puts perspective on spearing at MSUWATCH: Joe Bolden speared MSU's field two years ago, so the Spartans added a touchdown late, so the disrespect is warranted, says Michigan's Dymonte Thomas.
The Michigan Insider8:56 AM
Road test at MSU 'opportunity' for SpeightMichigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch views Saturday's matchup at Michigan State as a nice opportunity for Wilton Speight.
The Michigan Insider8:08 AM
College Football Coaches with Biggest BuyoutsCheck out the top 5 college football coaches with the biggest buyouts
ScoutYesterday at 4:00 PM