May 11, 2011
Arizona WR wants Oregon offer
The 2011 class was especially rich in talent in the state of Arizona and the Oregon coaching staff took full advantage of it signing three prospects from the state. This year appears to be no different and again the Ducks have the opportunity to land another solid prospect in Javon Williams. At 6-foot-5 and 175 pounds Williams definitely has the height to excel at the next level but he will undoubtedly need to add some pounds. Duck Sports Authority recently spoke with Williams to get his thoughts on his recruitment.
"It's going real good," said Williams. "I was real surprised with how many colleges have came in recently. It's just given me the extra drive to do what I need to do and go to the next level and play that much harder."
Williams currently holds eleven offers including Pac-12 schools Washington, Oregon State, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Arizona State. Arkansas has also offered Williams giving him his lone offer from the SEC to date. DSA asked Williams what he liked about the Razorbacks.
"I just like the way they pass the ball and I like their offense. I like the city and I like the school. I've been to Arkansas before and I like the state."
Oregon is one school that Williams would like to hear more from. He has spoken to coach Scott Frost once but says that he hasn't heard as much from them lately other than Facebook and emails. However, that hasn't stopped Williams from putting the Ducks at or near the top of his list of schools.
"I actually love everything about Oregon to be honest with you," exclaimed Williams. "My cousin, Dion Jordan, plays for Oregon. When he went on his visit to Oregon I came with him and I was just as pleased as he was. Ever since then they've been my favorite team.
I've been supporting them and following up on them even before my recruiting process," continued Williams. "I've been on their website every other day and I have a very close friend that just committed to Oregon, DeAnthony Thomas.
Williams has made a couple of trips to Eugene already but not always because of football. Williams is also a talented track star and has participated in the Junior Olympics at Heyward field as well. Williams will be heading back to Eugene this summer to compete in the Nike nationals meet as well. Although he said he has never been timed in the 40 he does have a very respectable 100 meter time of 10.88 seconds.
The speedster is hoping to incorporate another unofficial visit this summer into his track competition but this one will be a little more special because it will be him that the Ducks will be courting. As for the last time he was on campus Williams explained what he thought.
"I was just amazed. I've never seen half of the stuff they have there. I've been to Oregon before but I haven't been there to hang out. I went up there for a junior Olympic track meet and I was blown away by the city and how everyone's so friendly. It's a safe environment. I love Nike. That's all I wear is Nike. I love their jerseys and I was impressed with their facilities and everything."
Having a cousin that plays for the Ducks may not help him in his recruitment per say but it might help him be the player the Ducks are looking for. Williams knows very well what it takes to be a receiver at Oregon and he is working hard to make himself into that player.
"Before the season I wasn't much of a blocker but as the season went on I became a blocker. Then I put on a little bit more weight during the season and got a little bit more work with my blocking and I was a decent blocker."
Williams stated that it is the thing he will work on the most this year.
Recruiting can wear on prospects and Williams would like to end the process early in the fall if possible but he will be patient if needed to get that coveted offer.
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