Damian Williams contemplates 2010 return
Damian Williams nearly left the program a year ago. He was draft eligible, losing his quarterback, and recognized as a talent on the national scene. He followed his heart and remained at USC. With the decision then, I felt the empire was assured of his departure at the close of the current campaign. But twelve months later, placed in the same predicament, the receiver remains indecisive.
“Right now it’s 50-50, a toss-up,” he said. “After I get the evaluation and more feedback I’ll know more.”–Los Angeles Times
Williams will be graduating this month as an academic senior, while still holding an option for another athletic year. Personally, I feel that a first round projection will push him into the draft, making the end of season bowl game his last as a Trojan. With an NFL rookie pay scale possibly on the horizon for 2011, I expect Williams to be one of several collegiate underclassmen called to mass exodus from the college ranks.