Nearly two months to the day he was moving on from the program with which he signed coming out of high school,Priest Willis has apparently found a new landing spot in which to continue his collegiate playing career.
In a tweet posted to his personal Twitter account early Thursday evening, Willis announced that he will be continuing his education at Texas A&M and play football for the Aggies. The playing part won’t happen in 2015 as the defensive back will have to sit out the upcoming season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.
Then, beginning in 2016, Willis will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Thank you for the 2 years Ucla,I grew into a better man and player at that program.Thank you A&M for this opportunity pic.twitter.com/YDktvHQH90
— Priest Willis Jr. (@pwillisjr15) July 30, 2015
It’s at this point in the program where we note A&M has yet to officially announce Willis’ addition to the roster.
A four-star member of UCLA’s 2013 recruiting class, Willis rated as the No. 6 safety in the country; the No. 1 player at any position in the state of Arizona; and the No. 56 player overall according to Rivals.com. Along with fellow defensive back Tahaan Goodman, Willis was the highest-rated recruit in the Bruins’ class that year.
After sitting out his true freshman season as a redshirt, Willis played in nine games last season for the Bruins.