Former stud USC safety recruit transfers to different west coast program

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Former four-star USC football recruit Chase Williams has transferred to San Jose State. The safety (can play corner as well) entered the transfer portal on December 7th, 2021 and has found his new home on Thursday.

Williams was the No. 16 cornerback in the nation for the 2018 recruiting class (all recruiting ratings and rankings in article are as of 247Sports). The No. 20 player in Cali, there were high hopes for what Williams could do with SC.

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Unfortunately, Williams didn't have a career to remember here, but he very well could turn it around with San Jose State. Williams had a lot of potential coming out of high school, and was the No. 138 overall recruit in America. Talent is never lost in college football players, so he could potentially flip the script on his career at his new destination.

Chase Williams played in 11 games for USC football last season.

Chase Williams had a career-high 48 tackles for USC football last year, as well as a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss. He had his first sack of his college career, and his first PD of his career in 2021. So, if SJSU fans are looking for something to get excited about; it's worth acknowledging that he's on an upward trajectory as of right now.

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He wasn't particularly impressive last year, so it may not be the most upward trajectory, but it's worth bringing up that San Jose State is plucking him out of the portal as he's coming off of his best year. Williams has two years of eligibility left instead of one, due to the coronavirus pandemic forcing the NCAA to give all football players an extra year.