Stanford already had one commitment in the 2014 class but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Devin Williams and the Cardinal have parted ways for the time being.
The father of linebacker from Washington (D.C.) St. John's College High explained what caused this sudden change.
"When Pep Hamilton left, the coach that recruits the D.C. area, it changed the hierarchy out there," said Williams' father. "Coach Anderson was looking at him at linebacker but Devin isn't going to play linebacker. He will play safety at the next level. They just want him to come back out and take a look at him at the safety position. Devin will be playing strong safety this year for St. John's."
What is the next move for Williams?
"As far as I know he still has the offer," he said. "I spoke briefly with the new linebackers coach out there but I haven't had the opportunity to talk with Coach Shaw or Coach Mason, the defensive coordinator. Hopefully I'll have that opportunity soon. We are planning to go back out there on the 17th of June. At the same time Devin has opened up his recruitment. "
Williams said there are other schools interested in Williams.
"Honestly, you guys (at Rivals.com) got the news almost as quickly as I did," Mr. Williams said. "We are leaving Thursday to go up to Harvard, Boston College, and Yale. We also want to see Wake Forest, Duke, Pennsylvania and Columbia. He sports a 4.5 GPA so these are the types of schools he wants to look at, schools like Northwestern or California. We may try to make it out to Cal to see what that's like but he gets letters from everywhere."
Last season, Williams recorded about 85 tackles in seven games of action.