Kristian Williams, a former Oregon defensive tackle, has announced a commitment to play in the SEC.

Williams announced that he committed to play at Missouri. Williams did not participate in Oregon’s spring practice or spring game, so his entry in the transfer portal was not a surprise, according to Ducks Wire. The 6-foot-3, 290-pounder is a native of Memphis, Tenn. and played in 24 games for the Ducks and managed 25 tackles.

Williams had 16 tackles with a pass breakup last season.

Williams is entering his fourth year of college football and will have 3 years to play after he redshirted in 2019 and used the NCAA’s one-year waiver because of COVID-19 in 2020.

Williams made 4 starts in his time with the program, including 2 a year ago.

Williams visited Mizzou over the weekend, and evidently liked what he saw to later tweet, “Show me, don’t tell me.”

The Mizzou defensive line has seen a shift in coaching in recent months as Eli Drinkwitz hired Kevin Peoples and confirmed Al Davis will remain an on-field assistant.

Davis, who was promoted to defensive line coach during the 2021 season after Jethro Franklin’s October dismissal, will serve as the assistant coach for the interior defensive line. Peoples will be the assistant coach for the edge defensive line.