As National Signing Day approaches, some recruits are still deciding where they spend the upcoming years at. For three-star wide receiver Marlon Williams, that will be in Orlando.
On Tuesday evening, Williams announced his commitment via Twitter.
— Marlon Williams (@TheReall__6) January 31, 2017
For the Mobile, Ala., recruit, choosing the University of Central Florida over other schools was about being able to make an impact as soon as he got to school.
“In addition to receiving a great education, I will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, and that is important to me,” Williams wrote in his Twitter post.
Williams initially committed to the University of Southern California on Jan. 21, 2016 and even attended the Trojans’ spring game on an unofficial visit. But nearly one year later, he decommitted from USC and made visits to Louisiana State University, Georgia Tech and UCF. Four days after his visit with the Yellow Jackets, committed to UCF.
“I just felt comfortable with the coaches at UCF,” Williams said, according to a report by UCFSports.com’s Brandon Helwig. “I’m familiar with the offense. I know I can make an immediate impact, but I’m not scared to compete anywhere. I know that UCF is on their way to becoming a really good team. I’d like to be a part of that.”
In addition to USC, Williams also had offers from the University of Tennessee, Ole Miss, LSU, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Missouri and North Carolina State University.
Per Helwig, Williams has also formed close relationships with other UCF commits. One in particular is quarterback Noah Vedrel, a two-star dual-threat quarterback from Wahoo, Neb.
UCF now has 19 commits. The Knights are also still in the running for four-star running back Cordarrian Richardson from Memphis, Tenn, per Helwig.