USC has landed a monumental commitment from star quarterback Caleb Williams, who will reunite with coach Lincoln Riley after transferring from Oklahoma. Williams was the No. 2 quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class before enjoying a breakout freshman season for the Sooners this past season.
“I wanted to go somewhere I thought would provide me with the best development both on and off the field,” Williams told ESPN’s Pete Thamel. “Getting to know Coach Riley and gaining familiarity with his offense definitely played a part in my selection, as well as already knowing some the guys on the team.”
As a true freshman, Williams sat behind Oklahoma incumbent QB Spencer Rattler to start the 2021 season but stepped in at halftime of the Red River Showdown against Texas to lead the biggest comeback in the history of the rivalry. After accumulating 300 yards of total offense and three touchdowns in the 55-48 win over the Longhorns, Williams went on to start the next seven games and ultimately led the Sooners to a 47-32 Alamo Bowl victory over No. 14 Oregon.