Caleb Williams transfer: Experts give USC football the edge

OU quarterback Caleb Williams (13) waves to the crowd after a win against Texas Tech on Oct. 30 in
OU quarterback Caleb Williams (13) waves to the crowd after a win against Texas Tech on Oct. 30 in / BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY

Caleb Williams has officially hit the transfer portal, and that news is about as relevant to USC football as it is to any other program.

The obvious choice should be for Williams to come play for the USC Trojans. The only thing stopping USC Football from keeping their QBU title was Lincoln Riley at OU, and now Riley has of course headed to SC. He of course played for Riley this year at Oklahoma, and had success.

That's not even all that makes the connection make sense. It's that Williams has ALWAYS had a deep appreciation for Coach Riley. He even said in the past that he'd walk-on for Riley.

So, now that he's in the transfer portal and Riley's out West, I like our chances of securing the No. 2 QB recruit in the 2021 class (247Sports). The experts seem to as well.

College Football experts are all over the Caleb Williams to USC football hype.

Check out what this Georgia Bulldog writer has to say about the chances of Caleb Williams heading to our USC Trojans. Also, keep in mind that Georgia is seen as one of the top destination choices for Williams.

Fortunately for USC, Georgia doesn't necessarily have the best track record for developing quarterbacks into high NFL draft picks the way the Trojans do. Sure, Matthew Stafford has been a nice QB to have on their resume, but the list of first round QBs that USC has is far more extensive than Georgia's.

Thor Nystrom, a college football expert over at NBC Sports, just can't picture Williams wearing any non-Oklahoma uniform that isn't the Cardinal and Gold:

Interestingly, new UCLA QB transfer Dillon Gabriel committed to Oklahoma just after Williams hit the portal.

Some, including this contributor for Athlon Sports, sees this as nothing but the final straw in Williams' future transfer to the much better Los Angeles college football program:

It's the clear best move for Williams. He loves Riley, he's played for him before, he's played well for him before, and the only school that is an *arguably* better Quarterback school than USC is Oklahoma, who wasn't quite at that level until Riley showed up. Now, USC's only threat joined USC, and it's time for Williams to do the same.

Next. With ITS out, SC needs 2 new starting CBs. dark

There's of course going to be competition, and it's still no 100% guarantee that he transfers. It's absolutely great, however, to see the experts predicting us to come down with arguably the most talented quarterback in CFB for the 2022 season.