Donovan Williams, four-star guard in the 2020 recruiting class, decommitted from Nebraska basketball on Wednesday, he announced on Twitter. Williams is currently attending and playing for Lincoln North Star High School.
“Since moving back to Nebraska 5 years ago, it has been my goal to play here in front of my family & friends,” Williams said in a tweet. “Unfortunately, it is now clear my journey will take me somewhere else.”
Williams had committed to Nebraska basketball before the firing of previous head coach Tim Miles. When Miles was fired, Williams had considered opening his recruiting again, but a meeting with head coach Fred Hoiberg and the tearing of his ACL in an AAU game persuaded him to, at the time, stay with Nebraska.
“A main reason was I wasn’t a priority,” Williams said to the Lincoln Journal Star. “They want older guys and they want JUCO players, and that’s what they’re going to get.”
This decision comes a day after Nebraska received a commitment from JUCO guard Teddy Allen. Both Williams and Allen were in the stadium to witness Nebraska beat Purdue on Sunday.