On March 2, 6-foot-2, 185-pound Encino (Calif.) Crespi point guard Brandon Williams decommitted from Arizona following a tumultuous week in the UA program.

Williams is the 31st rated recruit in the 2018 247Sports Composite Rankings and a 247Sports five-star prospect.

A Feb. 23 ESPN report included allegations that UA coach Sean Miller discussed a $100,000 payment to ensure the signing of UA freshman DeAndre Ayton.

While Miller denied the allegations and ultimately returned to Arizona’s sideline, his two 2018 commits – Shareef O'Neal and Williams – both opened up their recruitments in the days following the report.

O’Neal committed to UCLA shortly after backing away from Arizona, while Williams wants to go through a second recruiting process.

“I think me and my family have been patient and that was our motto, to be patient and resilient with how we handle things,” said Williams.

“We talked to the coaching staff a few days before I decommitted so I had a few days to look in the mirror and see if I wanted to do it or not. All the love I got from the UA family was tremendous but I need to see my options.”

In the days to follow the decommitment, Williams heard from several successful programs.

“I got calls from Oregon, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, UCLA, Ohio State, Connecticut, Gonzaga, Georgetown and Kentucky is supped to be calling,” said Williams. “As of now I’m taking things slow and focusing on my high school team. After the season I’ll talk to my family about visits.”

Williams says that Miller and staff came by Crespi on Tuesday to check in on him and he’s maintained dialogue with the UA coaches since decommitting.

“Arizona is still in the picture,” he said. “I may end up committing back there but will time will tell. Coach Miller wand his staff have really opened my eyes about things that I didn’t know before I decommitted. They went into all kinds of detail and our talks have been really reassuring.”

Of the programs which have jumped into the mix for Williams, there are two which he is planning on officially visiting.

“I know I definitely want to visit Gonzaga,” he said. “They’ve been there from day one, them and Arizona. I was raised to be loyal and they’ve been up there from beginning. Also, Oregon, I heard they have great facilities and they have a big man I would love to play with in Bol Bol.”

The schools currently recruiting Williams aren’t his finalists, as he remains open to others.

“I’m definitely wide open to anybody who calls me or my father,” said Williams. “We’re going to pick up the phone for everyone. I’m not closing any options.”

As of now, there is no timetable for Williams to make another decision.

“I’m not sure yet,” he said. “The plan right now is to take all four remaining visits but if that doesn’t happen it doesn’t. I could commit next week or I’ll keep waiting. It’s up to all the coaches recruiting me.”