USC Football: Caleb Williams' Athlon Sports ranking is 100% accurate
USC Football is in great hands with star Quarterback Caleb Williams leading the way. After his freshman season at the University of Oklahoma, Williams transferred to USC where he is reunited with head coach Lincoln Riley.
Although he wasn't yet the starter for the first half of the season, the dual-threat quarterback played exceptionally well. Williams posted a "passing efficiency rating" of 169.6, as well as a completion percentage of 64.5. In addition, Williams had 442 rushing yards along with six rushing touchdowns. It's no wonder why Williams led all Big 12 Quarterbacks in PFF grading. With another phenomenal season on the way, Williams could make way for the Heisman trophy.
In recent news, Steven Lassan of Athlon Sports ranked the top 131 starting quarterbacks heading into next season. On this list, Lassan ranked Williams as the 3rd best quarterback behind Heisman winner Bryce Young, and Heisman candidate C.J. Stroud. Williams has earned his ranking on this list after dominating at Oklahoma for just half of the season.
USC Football's Caleb Williams has the potential to be the best QB in college football.
USC football's Caleb Williams is undoubtedly one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. On Lassan's ranking of the top 131 quarterbacks in college football, Stroud and Young deserved to be ahead of Williams. Both quarterbacks were in the mix for the Heisman trophy all season long. Additionally, Young led his team to the playoffs, as well as the national championship.
For now, this is a great spot for Williams. Not only does he have a very impressive skill set, but Williams also has instincts that not many quarterbacks possess. Furthermore, he will have had an entire off-season to familiarize himself with his new teammates and coaching staff. Given all this time, it is inevitable that Williams is due for another dominant year. After next season, Williams will more than likely be considered the best quarterback in the nation.
Last season, Williams had several games proving why he is one of the top quarterbacks in the country. Against TCU, Williams posted 295 passing yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions. A couple games later, Williams put up 402 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, and zero interceptions against Texas Tech University. These numbers are extremely impressive, considering Williams was only in his freshman season.
USC football could make history next season with Williams under center. The current roster may be the best USC has had in recent years. As of right now, ranking Williams to be the third-best quarterback in the nation is respectable. However, it should not be long before Williams is at the top of the Heisman leaderboard.