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Former Oklahoma QB Caleb Williams Down to LSU and USC: Report

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Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Caleb Williams is reportedly down to two schools on where he wants to transfer, with the finalists being the LSU Tigers and USC Trojans, according to a report from OKC Sports Director Dean Blevins.

Williams hit the portal in recent weeks after Lincoln Riley left for USC.

Williams started seven games for the Sooners in 2021 after usurping Spencer Rattler as the starter against Texas. Williams finished the year 136/211 (64.5%) for 1,912 yards and 21 scores to 4 INTs, adding 79 rushes for 442 yards and six scores on the ground.


It was reported last week that Williams had paid a visit to USC and UCLA, but it looks like the Bruins are now on the outside looking in.

Williams was a former five-star prospect who came to the Sooners specifically because of Lincoln Riley, so it’s natural to think that the Trojans have the upper-hand in this two-team race. Although, new LSU coach Brian Kelly has an impressive track record dating back to his time at Notre Dame, and obviously LSU is much closer to his home in Washington D.C.

However, expect this to be a business decision for Williams, regardless of location, and given Lincoln Riley’s ability to church out No. 1 NFL Draft picks, the Trojans should still be the favorites, until proven otherwise.

Meantime, the Sooners are still considered in the running for USC transfer Jaxson Dart, who appears to be down to Oklahoma and Ole Miss. Oklahoma also recently flipped UCF QB Dillon Gabriel from UCLA.

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