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Williams breaks down pledge

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Sharif Williams said prior to his weekend visit to Arizona that he didn't plan to commit, that he wanted to take some other visits and wait out the recruiting process.
But after getting to Tucson, the Fresno (Calif.) Central East defensive lineman saw everything he could ever want and decided to commit to the Wildcats.
One of the biggest draws was that Williams would be playing with two high school teammates, running back Nick Wilson and defensive back Devon Brewer, who are already committed there.
"Just getting here and seeing all the facilities and meeting the coaches some more and just overall, the family environment they have is a good deal," Williams said. "I like everything.
"I have two friends who are committed here already so living with them again that's going to be another big factor. It really felt right so I went ahead and committed.
"It's really a big deal knowing we're coming back here and this is going to be our future home and we're going to be a part of this class. This is a really good class and knowing we're going to be a part of the future, it's a really big thing."
The 6-foot-2, 298-pound prospect was one of many recruits in attendance to see the unveiling of Arizona's new facilities.
Williams expected one thing and saw something completely different. The Fresno Central East standout knew he was going to be impressed but Arizona's digs exceeded any expectations.
"They were better than I expected," Williams said. "They were really top notch. Just from the weight room to the field to the locker room, it was all top notch."
Williams was expected to take an unofficial visit to San Diego State sometime this summer but he said that trip probably won't happen at this point especially after his commitment.
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