Caleb Williams finally admits why it took so long for him to transfer to USC

Nov 20, 2021; Norman, Oklahoma, USA;  Caleb Williams, USC Football
Nov 20, 2021; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Caleb Williams, USC Football / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Caleb Williams took a very long time to make his decision on transferring to the USC football program. Many SC fans were confused and just trying to hang on during all the suspense and weeks that went by with no confirmation just yet on where he'd be going.

Many had been expecting Williams to come to the Coli from the start, but at the end of the day, no decision had been made and many fans on message boards across the country were starting to doubt the likelihood of Williams going to SC. After the first spring practice for the Trojans, Williams explained why the process took as long as it did:

"So, if you followed me in high school, I was very detailed with all of my recruiting process. I wasn't just going to make an impulsive movement and go somewhere. Because my whole — I didn't want to be in the transfer portal, that was never my goal throughout my recruiting process, it didn't happen that way. But very detailed. So that's what took so long, just making sure everything was right. Everything was set in place. I was trying to figure out, you know, if it was gonna be here. If it was gonna be Wisconsin, if it was gonna be UCLA. If where wherever else, it was gonna be. But obviously, I'm here. I'm a Trojan and can't wait to get things going."

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Caleb Williams kept repeating one word when describing why his transfer to USC took so long: "Detailed."

Caleb Williams simply had to make sure he was as detailed in his process as he possibly could be when it came to his transfer decision on USC football. And that's the right way to go about it. This is one of the bigger decisions in his life, and it was important to make sure he was able to check every single box for making his decision, and making sure the school checked every single box on what he wanted.

Eventually, he realized that SC truly does check all the boxes. No school has a better history of developing QBs for the NFL. All SEVEN of SC's last seven starting QBs (excluding JT Daniels and Kedon Slovis who haven't come out for the draft yet) have been drafted to the league. FOUR of them were top ten picks, and three were top five picks.

One of them was a No. 1 overall pick (Carson Palmer), and SC also had one of those seven QB's BACKUP get drafted and go to the Pro Bowl in Matt Cassel. The only school who rivaled SC as a QB factory was Oklahoma, but not until they had Lincoln Riley running the show and all three of his starting QBs were drafted in the first two rounds (two No. 1 overall picks). Now, Riley's on our team.

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Williams and his family made it clear that NFL development was the No. 1 decision for him, and Riley and USC together make the perfect combo for developing Williams for the league. Luckily, Williams made the right decision. He always struck me as a smart kid.