UCONN Bails Out With Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams now has a new list

Marcus Williams, the smooth 6-6, 190-pound swingman from Roosevelt High School in Seattle, started the recruiting process with a long list of suitors. However, it now appears as if he's whittled things down to his final two. One of the two is Arizona, whom he made an official visit to this past weekend.

"It went well," said Williams. "The first day, I had a meeting with the academic advisors and the weight trainers, and I got to play with the team. On the second day, I went to Coach Olson's house and then just hung out with the players. All the players were great and the coaching staff was great."

The trip came off the heels of Williams's first visit, to Maryland just a week before. He is now able to compare the two. "(Maryland) went really good as well," said Williams. "We saw Washington DC and the coaching staff was great there too. They're both really good programs - the difference was in the surroundings. Arizona was more in the desert while Maryland was around Washington DC. But I like both programs as far as basketball goes."

The original plan was for Williams to take one more official visit - to UConn this weekend. However, because of a recent development, that won't happen. "I'm not going to be going there because Marcus Johnson committed to them," said Williams, who expressed some remorse about not making the trip. "It makes my job easier - that's the way I look at it," he said.

With that said, the choice will be one of two lucky programs - and it could come soon. "It's down to Arizona and Maryland," said Williams. "Honestly, I could decide this week. I've seen all I need to see, so I just need to sit down with my family and talk about it. It's been a long road and it's almost over."

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