After months of speculation, Catholic Memorial senior Camren Williams announced on Twitter he was backing out of his verbal commitment to attend Penn State and instead would heading to Columbus to play for Urban Meyer and Ohio State.
Saying, "It's offical, I'm a Buckeye," Williams followed up a Twitter post last night in which he said, "Chillin out at dinner with Urban Meyer."
The 6-2, 220-pound Williams was a Globe All-Scholastic linebacker this past fall. He had 119 tackles in nine games and was called the state's No. 1 recruit by Rivals.com. He committed to Penn State last March but allegations that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted or had inappropriate contact with underage boys, led to coach Joe Paterno being fired. And that led to questions about what Williams would do, along with teammate and fellow Penn State commit, Armani Reeves.
Williams answered that question Friday. Reeves has not made his decision yet. The National signing date is Feb. 1.
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