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May 24, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Thursday links — UW QB target Williams narrowing in on decision

We’ll start with another quick reminder of our live chat today at noon.

We’ll continue with the news that one of UW’s top remaining quarterback targets — Troy Williams of Narbonne High in Harbor City, Calif. — has been reported by several different outlets to be taking a trip to Washington next weekend (an unofficial visit, all that is allowed this time of year) and will then likely make a decision soon after. He had initially planned to visit UW in April during spring football but was unable to make it then.

The 6-2, 190-pounder is rated a four-star recruit and the No. 14 QB in the country by and is also a four-star recruit and No. 4 at his position by

Williams was quoted by yesterday saying that his top five are UW, Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and Florida.

UW, though, is regarded by many as the favorite, especially with Arizona recently getting a commitment from QB Anu Solomon. After that commit, Greg Biggins of Tweeted that UW “looks good now” to get Williams.

Williams, though, hasn’t publicly tipped his hand told of the Solomon commit that “It doesn’t affect me at all. There’s going to be competition everywhere.”

Of UW, he said: “I’m going up there next Thursday. I’m going to go up there and see the campus, look at the academics, meet the coaches and see how it feels. I’ll probably make my decision after I visit Washington.”

It’s pretty much a necessity to get at least one QB in every class, but the Huskies might just take one this year after getting two last year and having a roster for 2013 that would project to already have four scholarship QBs (Keith Price, who would then be a senior; Derrick Brown, who would then be a sophomore, and Cyler Miles and Jeff LIndquist).

The only other uncommitted QB known to have a UW offer is Johnny Stanton of Santa Margarita, Calif., though it’s thought the Huskies are now recruiting him more as an athlete. Two other QBs UW had offered — Max Browne of Skyline (USC) and Cooper Bateman of Salt Lake City (Alabama) — have committed elsewhere.

Here are a couple of good features on Williams with some background — first from the LA Times, from and from The Daily Breeze.

And here’s a little video:

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— Our own Bud Withers takes a humorous stab at other names for endowed coaching positions in the Pac-12.

— Speaking of Arizona, the Wildcats will debut copper helmets in 2012.

— ESPN’s Pac-12 blog is asking who is the most hated coach in the conference.

— Cal announced today it has dismissed LB Cecil Whiteside for the ever-popular unspecified violation of team rules.

—’s Andy Staples says the NCAA rulebook needs a trim.

Jon Wilner with some more info on the Pac-12 Networks.

— Two Pac-12 players and another that UW will see this year are on the list of the top five potential No. 1 2013 NFL Draft Picks by The Sporting News.

— Some thoughts from the Arizona Republic on former UW signee Chris Young.

— Some links from Smart Football.

Pat Forde has some fun with realignment.



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