Williams is part two of a recruiting troika that the Huskies are eagerly eyeballing. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who previously committed to Washington, was part one.
Part three? That's quarterback Brett Hundley (Chandler, Ariz./Chandler).
But Hundley canceled a weekend visit to Washington and wrote on his Facebook page that he will announce his commitment on Sept. 6. He's choosing between the Huskies and UCLA.
So what does all this mean? Recruiting insider Greg Biggins gives his take:
Hundley's recruitment has been a two-team race between the Huskies and Bruins for some time. For at least the past month, Washington appeared to be a strong leader but the Bruins have made up a lot of ground. Following a strong visit to Westwood two weeks ago, there was talk the signal-caller may have had a new leader and the fact that Hundley has decided to commit right after missing his visit to UW only fuels that speculation.
It's important to understand that Hundley has already visited the Huskies twice before on unofficial visits. Deciding to commit so soon after canceling his visit to Washington could mean the visit to UCLA pushed them over the top, but it could also mean Hundley already knows enough about the Huskies and didn't need to see them again before announcing. Either way, a week from Monday, one lucky program will have a commitment from the top signal-caller in the West region.
In other words, it's foolish to try to interpret what's going on -- the canceled visit could be positive for UCLA and negative for Washington or vice versa.
What is clear is this is a big recruiting showdown over a QB between Steve Sarkisian and Rick Neuheisel, who both are former QBs who are highly regarded for their knowledge of the position.