After originally planning to make a commitment in August, Bakersfield (Calif.) athlete Cameron Williams has pushed up his announcement to later this month.

Williams is currently rated a three-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite and the No. 530 player nationally but a four-star by 247Sports and No. 309 nationally. He’s a very talented safety with size, athleticism, toughness and ball skills and shows a ton of next level upside.

The athlete originally committed to Oregon at the Ducks Spring Game back in April but decided to open up his recruitment a couple of months later in June. He has since camped and visited USC multiple times and took an official visit to Washington.

The three Pac-12 schools along with Nebraska and Oklahoma made Williams’ final five. He never made it out to Lincoln or Norman to see the Huskers and Sooners but Williams said he has good relationships with both coaching staffs.

“With Oklahoma, I wanted to get out there but was never able to,” Williams said. “I like the coaches, it’s a good program and I have talked with Bookie (Radley) several times about it and he really likes it there.

“Same thing with Nebraska, I never visited but still like the program a lot. I’m friends with Tyjon Lindsey and I like the new staff and what they’re building.”

As for the three Pac-12 schools, Williams went in-depth about what stands out about each of them.

Oregon- “I had a great visit when I was there for the Spring Game. There’s a reason why I committed, I like the coaching staff a lot, especially coach Heyward and coach Cristobal, I loved the facilities and the uniforms and I still have a good comfort level about the place. It felt like home for me and Oregon is a school I have always liked a lot.”

USC- “I camped there and took a couple of unofficial visits as well and really love the school. I toured the campus and the dorms and saw everything they have to offer. The coaches are great, coach Bradford, Keary Colbert and coach Helton. I had a great one on one talk with coach Helton and he’s a great man and I like how he’s always honest and genuine. It’s close to home and USC was one of my favorite schools growing up along with Oregon so I like them a lot.”

Washington- “I had a great official visit there. That place is just different, it’s hard to describe but I liked it a lot there. It’s definitely different from Bakersfield but what stands out about UW is how much they talked about academics and life after football. Coach Pete (Petersen) has that Built For Life program that I really liked and I just like how they treat the players there and how much they care about them as more than just athletes. Jimmy Lake and Will Harris are great as well and I really felt comfortable and at home when I was there.”

Williams said he feels good about his decision a couple of weeks ahead of his announcement date.

“Yeh I have a good idea what I’m doing,” Williams said. “I was going to do it August 4th but I decided to move it up to July 25 because that date worked best for me and my family. We’re renting out a movie theater and I’m going to announce it there in front of my family and friends so I’m excited.

“All of those schools like me as a safety and they all said I’ll have a great chance to step in and compete for playing time as a true freshman. I’m taking some extra classes now and I’m on track to graduate early in December. That way I can get there for Spring Ball and have a better chance for playing time right away.”