Oregon and UCLA will forever be linked by their common head coach, Chip Kelly, who is heading into his first season at UCLA after previously taking the Ducks to a national title game.
These schools have clashed numerous times on the field and their paths frequently cross on the recruiting trail. That includes in their shared pursuit of 4-star wide receiver Jameson Williams, who has put both Oregon and UCLA in his top 5:
glee! top5… commitment next pic.twitter.com/NKMOWLqc3y
— juiceman (@juicedupjameson) June 14, 2018
The 6-foot-2, 160-pound Williams hails from St. Louis, where he’s ranked by 247Sports as the third-best prospect in Missouri in the 2019 recruiting class. He’s also ranked No. 146 overall and No. 26 among wide receivers.
Ohio State is the heavy favorite for Williams, per 247Sports’ Crystal Ball tracker, though Oregon and UCLA both plan to have him on campus for an official visit. Per 247Sports’ Steve Wilftong, Williams will check out Oregon later in June and go to UCLA in October.
Neither Oregon or UCLA currently have a wideout commit for 2019, with the Bruins yet to get a single pledge for that class.