Oklahoma Quarterback Caleb Williams Transferring to USC, Joining Former Coach Lincoln Riley

By Kevin Harrish on February 1, 2022 at 12:10 pm
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Caleb Williams will be joining Lincoln Riley at USC.

The former Oklahoma quarterback is following his former Oklahoma head coach to Southern California, announcing his decision to transfer to USC on Tuesday.

Williams entered the NCAA transfer portal shortly after the conclusion of the 2021 football season after Riley, who coached and recruited Williams at Oklahoma, left the Sooners to become the Trojans' new head coach.

As of Monday, Williams was reportedly deciding between USC and Wisconsin as his two finalists.

Williams was the top quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class before Quinn Ewers' reclassification and emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in the country this season, unseating incumbent starter and preseason Heisman favorite Spencer Rattler midway through Oklahoma's season.

In his 11 appearances in 2021, Williams threw for 1,912 yards with 21 touchdowns and four interceptions with a 64.5 completion percentage. He also added 442 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.

Williams was by far the most coveted prospect in the transfer portal at the moment and is expected to be a first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft – potentially even the top quarterback in the class.

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