Fullerton (California) junior college tight end Christian Williams has decided to flip on his commitment from Fresno State to TCU. The news was first reported by Jeremy Clark of 247sports.com on Sunday night, but confirmed by Scout.com shortly after.
On Monday night, the junior college transfer talked about the decision.
"I think playing in the Big 12 was a great opportunity. It is football in Texas," said Williams. "The fans are very loyal to the football team. I think as a junior college guy, with little time to waste, I thought it would be the best place to make an impact right away."
In 10 games, Williams has 22 catches for 392 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 2016.
"I think they have a new philosophy when it comes to the tight end. Teams are starting to use them more," said Williams. "I'm a tight end that likes to put my hand on the ground, but I have no problem being flexed out to the wide receiver position. I want to earn my role in the offense."
Williams visited Fort Worth over the weekend.
"I thought it was beautiful. Coming from California, I had high expectations," said Williams. "I really enjoyed it there."
Taking a look at Fullerton's 2016 stats, the Hornets put up nearly 49 points per game on offense. Big time numbers, yet no one in the box stood out.
"Being a junior college guy I feel like I always have something to prove. I wasn't recruited a ton out of high school," said Williams. "I went to the No. 1 junior college in the nation. If you look at stats. We were the national champions, but nobody had big stats. The ball was spread around. Our top receiver was going to UCLA. He didn't have big numbers. I think that hurt my recruitment a bit."
Williams will sign on National Signing Day. Beyond Fresno State, the tight end also had an offer from Kansas, New Mexico and Illinois.