Image credits: Trejon Williams
Oregon Ducks fans may be eager for new head coach Dan Lanning to officially begin his coaching tenure with the program, but he’s got one more game to coach.
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The national title game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide gives the new Oregon coach a chance to showcase his historic defense on the big stage.
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In some cases, that’s giving prospects a first look at what Lanning schemes up in his defense.
For All-American Bowl safety and Oregon unsigned pledge Trejon Williams, that sneak peek at the future is a welcomed sight.
“I love what I’m seeing,” Williams tweeted during the first half of the contest.
I love what I’m seeing 🦆🦆🦆
— Trejon Williams (@trejon_williams) January 11, 2022
Williams, rated the nation’s No. 19 safety nationally and the No. 2 overall prospect in Oregon, elected not to sign during the early signing period in December, but remained committed to the Ducks.
Given his enthusiasm for Lanning’s defense, it remains possible he winds up in Eugene after all.
That could be a significant “get,” according to 247Sports national recruiting editor Brandon Huffman:
“Possesses closing speed to break on the ball, break up passes and separate the receiver from the ball. High level athlete, a basketball player, can go up and snatch ball out of the air, high pointing it. A sure tackler and big hitter, doesn’t let many receivers get past him. Can come down hill to make a stop in the running game. Doesn’t have great height, but plays bigger. Projects as multi-year Power 5 starter and projects as third day pick.”
So, even if Lanning isn’t yet in Eugene, it appears his final act at Georgia may pay dividends for the Ducks.