Williams Makes Decision

NewEnglandRecruitingReport.com | Monday, October 20th, 2008

Up and down may be an understatement, when describing Jordan Williams’ play over the last six months.  During the April live period he wasn’t playing up to the level of his ability, and he’ll be the first one to admit it.  But in July there were few big men who saw their stock explode on the national scene more than Williams as he played some of the best basketball of his career with his New England Playaz Club. 

What followed was an intense recruiting battle between a variety of high-major programs, with St. John’s and Maryland eventually distancing themselves from the rest of the pack. 

Williams visited both schools in recent weeks but even as recently as a few days ago was said to be still up in the air as to what his decision would be.  But after further considering his options over the weekend, Williams apparently had some new found clarity. 

“I might have been making the decision tougher than it was,” Williams conceded to Scout.com’s Dave Telep on Monday evening, as he announced his verbal commitment to the University of Maryland.  

Williams also told Telep, as well as tri-state recruiting expert Adam Zagoria, that academics played a key role in his decision as he is hoping to study criminal justice in college, and Maryland happens to have one of the nation’s best programs. 

Regardless of the factors that ultimately led to his decision, Williams’ journey is now all but complete and the final destination appears to be the ACC, the University of Maryland, and former national champion head coach Gary Williams.