"That ended up being UCLA. I think if I had set the deadline two hours later, it could have been Cal. That's how close the two were but William came to school this morning thanking me because after sleeping on the decision, he knows he made the right one and is very excited about it.
"I think the main factors just had to do with an overall comfort level he felt. He likes the idea of staying close to home but still getting away from home. Plus when Larry Kerr came down here, he made an impact on him and he liked what his role in the defense will be. They're recruiting him as a linebacker but I could see him ending up at defensive end because he's already 6-4 and growing. William is a very talented player and very similar to Omar Nazel (USC) who I had here. I think William might be even a little more explosive and athletic than Omar. He controlled our defense all season long."