Oklahoma Quarterback Caleb Williams Enters NCAA Transfer Portal, Considers Return to Oklahoma

By Kevin Harrish on January 3, 2022 at 5:53 pm
Caleb Williams
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Oklahoma began the 2021 season with two quarterbacks that were ranked at the top of their respective recruiting classes. Now, it might start the 2022 season with neither.

Spencer Rattler, who began the season as the Sooners' starter before getting replaced by Caleb Williams, entered the transfer portal in November and ultimately landed at South Carolina. Now, with Oklahoma's season officially over, Williams has entered the portal.

Though his name is in the portal, Williams has not ruled out returning to Oklahoma.

"According to NCAA rules, as a student-athlete, the only way I can speak with other schools who may offer the best preparation and development for my career is by entering the portal," Williams explained. "Staying at OU will definitely be an option as I begin this process."

The move comes after Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley left the Sooners to become the next head coach at USC. Soon after, former Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables became the new head coach at Oklahoma.

Williams is considered one of the top returning quarterbacks in the country and has the third-best odds to win the 2022 Heisman Trophy, behind only reigning winner Bryce Young and Ohio State's C.J. Stroud.

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