5-Star Dual-Threat QB Caleb Williams Commits to Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma had a few extra fireworks Saturday when Caleb Williams, the top-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the ESPN 300, committed to the Sooners.

Williams is the No. 15 prospect overall and chose Oklahoma over LSU and Maryland. He is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound prospect out of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., and had nearly every major program after him throughout his recruitment.

Williams — who made the announcement in an interview with CBS Sports — was the highest-ranked uncommitted prospect at this point in the 2021 cycle. Overall, Williams is ranked only one spot behind the top pocket-passer QB, Sam Huard, who is committed to Washington.

Oklahoma and coach Lincoln Riley have made a name for themselves with transfer quarterbacks in the past with Baker MayfieldKyler Murray and, most recently, Jalen Hurts. Both Mayfield and Murray won the Heisman Trophy and were selected No. 1 overall in the NFL draft.

That trend of transfer quarterbacks leading the offense will come to a halt this season, though. Tanner Mordecai has a shot at the starting job, but the staff signed Spencer Rattler in the 2019 class, and Rattler looks to be the favorite to win the starting spot.

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SOURCE: ESPN, Tom VanHaaren