EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal announced on Wednesday that former USC wide receiver Devon Williams has enrolled in school, attended classes and been added as a member of the program.
Williams, who has three years of eligibility, played in 12 games as a true freshman for the Trojans last season, catching four passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. The Lancaster, Calif., native started this season with the Trojans, but left the team after playing in one game.
“We’re thrilled to have Devon as part of our family. We have a strong relationship with him dating back to our initial recruitment and we’re really fired up to have him here with us,” said head coach Mario Cristobal. “He was one of the more talented players in the country coming out of high school and that hasn’t changed. Devon is an exceptional young man and our guys have welcomed him with open arms.”
Rated as both a wide receiver and athlete coming out of Antelope Valley High School, Williams was ranked as the No. 16 player in the country by ESPN, as well as No. 40 by 247Sports and No. 47 by Rivals.
» A consensus four-star and top 50 recruit by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports in the 2018 recruiting class.
» Top-ranked recruit in the state of California by ESPN as well as the No. 1 ranked athlete by both ESPN and Rivals.
» Played wide receiver, quarterback and safety at Antelope Valley High School.
» Caught 71 passes for 1,157 yards (16.3 average) with 13 TDs on offense.
» On defense had 67 tackles, one tackle for loss, five interceptions (1 returned for TD), two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
» In 2016 as a junior, completed 71-of-134 passes for 1,150 yards and four interceptions while rushing for 397 yards on 72 carries with three TDs. Also caught 10 passes for 87 yards and two touchdowns.
» On defense as a junior, had 55 tackles, five interceptions, five pass deflections and four forced fumbles.
Williams High School Honors
» Named to the 2017 Prepstar Dream Team
» MaxPreps All-American second team
» Orange County Register Fab 15 first team
» Tacoma News Tribune Western 100
» USA Today All-California first team
» Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team
» Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team
» All-CIF Division 8 Offensive Player of the Year
» Los Angeles Daily News All-Area second team