4* DT Damonic Williams (Bishop Alemany, 2022) announces commitment to Cal Football

Out of the blue, into the blue and gold

Damonic Williams, a 6’1, 300 lb defensive tackle from Mission Hills, California, has become the first verbal commitment in the 2022 California recruiting class.

Williams also held reported offers from USC, Washington, Arizona State, Utah, and Michigan.

After Quality Control Coach Mike Bruno’s tweet earlier this evening, Cal fans were on watch for crystal balls and cryptic messages. Cal sleuths were analyzing Twitter followers and old articles in order to discern any information.

Williams’ announcement came with certainly little notice though. 247Sports only lists his Cal offer as coming today (he had stated in previous interviews, however, that Cal had already offered him).

Yet, Cal fans should be excited over Williams’ annoucement. Scouts have noted Williams’ skills allow him to be an aggressive run stopper that can push the trenches towards the backfield.

At 6’1, 300 lbs, Williams was a force at Narbonne High. As a sophomore in limited playtime, he received first-team Marine League honors with 44 tackles, nine sacks, and eight forced fumbles.

He transferred to Bishop Alemany last spring and plans to play in the upcoming season. This year, he wants to hit 10 sacks.

Williams has said he plans to focus on his skills at defensive tackle and nose guard but can also play as a defensive end.

Finally, Williams attended the Cal-USC game in 2019 and reportedly had a fantastic time.

Watch his highlights here on Hudl.

Welcome to Berkeley, Damonic! GO BEARS!