Former five-star Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams informed ESPN that he will be following former head coach Lincoln Riley to USC. Williams announced in early January that he would be entering the transfer portal but was still considering returning to Oklahoma. However former UCF quarterback Dillion Gabriel committed to Oklahoma a few days later which all but confirmed Caleb was already out the door. Once Williams announced he was entering the portal USC was soon mentioned as a favorite because of the obvious connection with former coach Lincoln Riley. A big reason Williams committed to Oklahoma originally was Riley believing he would be the best fit to turn him into a pro prospect. It’s hard to disagree with Williams as Riley has produced 2 first overall picks at quarterback in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. However, USC did receive a little pushback from Wisconsin who believed they had a solid shot at Williams.
Williams had a good year at Oklahoma after taking over for now South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler during their comeback win against Texas. In 8 starts for Oklahoma, Williams passed for 1,912 yards and 21 touchdowns. Williams also added 442 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. His dual-threat ability and sky-high potential were why he was the number one ranked player in the transfer portal and was sought out by just about every school. But the race for Williams is now over, and he is returning to the man who brought him to Oklahoma.