Ohio State Receiver Jameson Williams Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

By Kevin Harrish on April 28, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Jameson Williams has entered the transfer portal.
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Another former top-100 prospect is leaving Ohio State's receivers room.

Jameson Williams, the No. 13 receiver and No. 82 overall player in the 2019 class, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, Ohio State confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

Entering his third season of college football, Williams played sparingly early in his Buckeye career as a young player in a loaded Buckeye receivers room, but emerged as a starter last season alongside Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson.

Last season, Williams played 308 snaps for the Buckeyes, the third-most of any wide receiver, nearly doubling Jaxon Smith-Njigba's 163 snaps. In his two seasons in Columbus, Williams caught 15 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns. Smith-Njigba is expected to replace Williams in the starting lineup this season, however, with Wilson moving from the slot to the X receiver position Williams started at in 2020.

Williams becomes the second former top-100 wide receiver prospect to leave the Buckeyes since December. Mookie Cooper – who, like Williams, is also a St. Louis native – left the team before the end of last season and transferred to Missouri in January.

Even with Williams' departure, Ohio State has no shortage of talent at wide receiver. Olave and Wilson lead the way as arguably the top two returning receivers in the country, while Smith-Njigba could be a breakout star in 2021. Other wide receivers who are expected to see snaps in the rotation this season include sophomore Julian Fleming (the No. 1 wide receiver in the recruiting class of 2020) and freshmen Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka (the No. 1 wide receiver in the recruiting class of 2021).

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