Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Another Californian Says He'll Play for UNM.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith and Rick Wright Journal Staff Writers

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New Mexico may be a long way from the East Coast, but it's not a bad drive from California. Thanks to that, Jamaal Williams says he's coming to the University of New Mexico.

"It came down to going to a school where my parents could drive for my games," Williams said Monday night. "It came down to Tulsa and New Mexico. Tulsa is a 21-hour drive and New Mexico is 10 or 11 hours."

Williams' verbal is non-binding. But with the official signing period beginning Wednesday, he appears to be a sure thing for the Lobos.

Late last week, an Internet recruiting service, as well as sources close to the UNM program, said Williams, from Centennial High in Corona, Calif. …

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