As I was putting together the Sunday morning post, some news trickled across my Twitter timeline: Duquesne transfer Eric Williams Jr. committed to Oregon.
With that, Mizzou saw a name fall off its already sparse recruiting board.
My immediate reaction was surprise. In my head, it made sense. Williams went to a beautiful place with his mom, and Oregon put on a show. The list of schools capable of inducing shock and awe is small, but Oregon is probably near the top. Nike pours money into Eugene the way I invest in whiskey. While I’m sure Phil Knight’s collection is far extensive than mine, I’m sure it brings us each equal joy.