Washington’s secondary has one player down in the current roster. Fourth year junior security Cameron Williamswho decided to wear the red shirt after the first four games this season has entered the transfer portal.
Since arriving in Washington, Williams has been a relative mainstay in the Huskies’ secondary rotation.
A consensus four-star prospect from Bakersfield, Calif. Williams had offers from pretty much the entire Pac 12 to work with schools including Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee, among others. He eventually narrowed things down to Washington and Oregon and appeared to be going to the Ducks, but the Huskies put a lot of pressure on him and won him.
“My relationship with Coach (Jimmy) Lake and Coach (Chris) Petersen has definitely made the difference for me,” Williams told Dawgman.com after his acceptance. “I loved my trip there. They make you feel like family and they produce NFL DBs. It’s also a great fit for me academically and for what I want to do with my life after football. It was spot on all round.”
As a freshman in 2019, Williams played in 12 of Washington’s 13 games, starting seven and finishing the season with 32 tackles and three interceptions. It was his most productive season as a husky.
In 2020, Williams didn’t start a game and ended the COVID-shortened season with just three tackles.
In the 2021 season, he played five games due to injury and finished the season with just 13 tackles. His biggest play this season was his fumble hit on a Cal jam at the one-yard line, forcing a fumble that sealed the game for the Huskies.
So far this season, as mentioned above, he has played a supporting role in the first four games of the season, making just one tackle overall during that time. He announced to the trainers his intention to wear the redshirt the rest of the way, making it clear that it was only a matter of time before he entered the portal.
His absence, along with Alex Koch‘s graduation leaves the Huskies with only one experienced security As gymnast.
Makel Esteen has played eight games so far this season, but most of its representatives have been on special teams. He has played a reserve role on safety and has so far completed seven tackles and two interceptions.
The Huskies will currently enroll two security guards in the four-star athlete’s 2023 recruiting class from San Jacinto, California Vincent Holmes and Diesel Gordona three-star defense attorney from Seguin High School in Arlington, Texas.
Even the huskies could move Julius Irvin back to safety after they cornered him for lack of body this season.
We will continue to monitor any news regarding roster shifts over the next few weeks and will update you as soon as we have any information.
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