Offense, Atmosphere Stand Out For Williams

In another talented class for quarterbacks in the state of California in 2013, Harbor City (CA) Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams arguably sits atop the heap. Blessed with a big arm and top notch athleticism, Williams is the kind of dual-threat quarterback the Oregon Ducks have coveted in the past.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"No, I don't."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"Well coach Don Pellum has came down a few times and the running backs coach [Gary Campbell] has also came down a few times and I've spoken to them over the phone."

When was the last time coach Pellum and coach Campbell were down to visit you?

"D.P., he was probably down here sometime around April or March of last year. The running backs coach, he came down around January sometime."

Was the January meeting with coach Campbell the latest contact you've had with Oregon?

"Yeah."

What kinds of things have coach Pellum and coach Campbell discussed with you during your interactions with them?

"They compare me a lot to Darron Thomas and we run the same offense that Oregon does at our high school, so they say it'll be good for me to transition into right what I was doing."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"It's real good, I like them a lot. It would be a great college to go to, great atmosphere, and they're a great team; they win a lot of games. It would be great going there."

Is there anything in particular about the school or the program that jumps off the page when you consider them a potential option?

"How their offense runs. I like how they run the quickness with it and they also score a lot of points, which helps them win all those games, so it fascinates me a lot."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I would say that I'm a pass-first quarterback, but I can also make plays with my legs. I run when I have to and even when I'm on the run, I still try to make plays with my arm but if I don't have anything I just try to get what I can with my legs."

Is there a guy at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after?

"A few people have compared me to Robert Griffin III. I kind of look up to him and I also look up to Cam Newton."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Well first is the academics and then looking at their team and see if they're a winning team. I'll look at the atmosphere and I'll look at their depth chart and see how long it'll take to get on the field."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"Yeah, kinesiology."

What are some of the offers you currently hold from other schools?

"I have Washington, Nevada, Bowling Green, SMU, Arizona State, and UCLA."

In your conversations with Oregon, have they outlined a plan for when you might potentially receive an offer?

"Well they said they wanted to see me throw in person before they offer me, so they said they'll come out in the spring and come out to a few passing leagues and watch me throw the ball."

Do you have a top five or a list of favorites at this point in time?

"No, not right now. Everything's wide open and everyone's even right now."

As far as camps, unofficial visits, and Junior Days go, where have you been and where do you plan on going over the next few months?

"I haven't been to any Junior Days so far, but I plan on going to Washington's Junior Day and also Arizona State's...Washington's is on the 28th (of March) and I forgot when Arizona State's is."

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