Just days after decommitting from the University of Oregon, Cameron Williams has found himself a new home. The four-star offensive tackle announced earlier Sunday evening that he will be committing to the University of Texas. He joins five-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks, who was also an Oregon commit until the departure of Mario Cristobal.
Williams decommitted from the Oregon Ducks on Wednesday due to Mario Cristobal leaving for Miami. After meeting with Cristobal Wednesday morning and afternoon he decided to reopen his recruitment. The Ducks have now lost five commitments and will probably see a few more names jump ship too before National Signing Day.
The University of Texas just recently introduced a non for profit NIL program named “Horns of Heart” and started an initiative dubbed “The Pancake Factory” that would sponsor each offensive lineman $50,000 annually. This is obviously a huge momentum in the NIL process, and provides a huge incentive for offensive linemen to commit to the Longhorns in the future.
Cameron Williams is a four-star offensive lineman for Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. According to 247Sports he comes in at 6’5, 360-pounds and could get even bigger during his time in Austin. He has over 30 offers but really six schools stood out the most in his recruitment. In June he took six visits to Miami, Texas Tech, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Kelvin Banks, Cole Hutson, and Connor Robertson are offensive linemen that Cameron Williams will join in Austin. This group could see others like Devon Campbell, and Neto Umeozulu commit in the near future as well. The University of Texas has struggled mightly to not just keep in state recruits, but land talented offensive linemen too. By having all these big names come in through the ’22 recruiting cycle, this should be a huge move in the right direction heading into the SEC.