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Williams is Oregon's third commit since Mark Helfrich took over as head coach.
Juwaan Williams, a three star wide receiver/safety out of Tucker, Georgia has committed to play for the Oregon Ducks. His other top school was Vanderbilt, though he also had offers from Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, and South Carolina, among many others. Williams announced his decision on Fox Sports Next on Monday night.
Williams could play receiver or defensive back for Oregon, though it's likely that he'll end up on defense. He doesn't have elite speed but has good size for a defensive back at 6'1, 180 lbs. Like so many other Oregon commits Williams brings versatility to the Ducks.
Williams is a consensus three star recruit and is known as a very humble and mature kid. Last fall he had this to say to AOL Sporting News about his visit to Oregon:
"When I went out to Oregon, the main thing that caught my eye is that it was just so peaceful out there," Williams told Sporting News, recalling his official visit. "I was up at a spot where you could see the city lights and you could just hear a pin drop up there. I just kept thinking, ‘This is what the other side of the nation looks like.'"
The fact that he comes from SEC country and was recruited by many of the other top programs in the country speaks volumes about his ability and potential.
Williams' commitment brings the Ducks to 16 total verbal commitments. With the dismissal of James Scales over the weekend, the Ducks could take anywhere from 18 to 20 total players in the 2013 class.