Caleb Williams, the country’s best quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class, will announce their entry decision at 9 p.m. EDT Saturday live CBS Sports HQ. Washington (DC) star Gonzaga will choose from the bottom three of LSU, Maryland and Oklahoma, in alphabetical order.
The Sooners lead the 247Sports Crystal Ball in the 6-foot-2, 209-pound engagement from Williams. This includes high confidence forecasts from the top three experts: 247Sports football recruiting director Steve Wiltfong, Eastern Region recruiting analyst Brian Dohn, and Brandon Drumm of OUInsider.com.
The industry-generated 247Sports Composite ranks Williams as a five-star rookie ranked # 4 in the country’s recruiting class in 2021. He is the highest-ranked quarterback in the country. The Top247 ranking treats Williams the same: a five-star prospect placed seventh overall in the 2021 cycle and at the top of the quarterback crop. Williams competed in the Elite 11 finals last week in Nashville, Tennessee, and earned a spot in the All-American Bowl in January.
In addition to Oklahoma, LSU and Maryland, Williams has posted about 20 other offers across the country. This list of schools includes Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State and USC, among others.
As a junior in 2019, Williams threw for more than 2,600 yards, 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions as he led Gonzaga to a record 8-3 at the Catholic Catholic Conference in Washington. Williams is a solid tester in a combine environment with a verified dashboard of 4.57 seconds, a shuttle of 4.12 seconds and a vertical of 36.3 inches, all of which were recorded in May 2019 at the end of his second year.
247Sports Charles Power compares Williams to Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson. Here is the full report from the 247Sports screener on Williams and what he will bring to the college of his choice:
“Has a developed and thick construction. Tested as a top athlete before his junior season with high scores at all levels, including a second 4.6 under score on the 40 yard dash. Cycle 2021. Is very creative with the ability to make difficult individual games in off-script situations. Has a single arm dexterity and can deliver strikes from multiple platforms. Just as comfortable to launch in motion as in the pocket and does not need to adjust its feet to deliver a well launched ball. Extremely difficult for defenders to catch up with both in the pocket and on the open court. Works with a natural body tilt and slides out of tackles at a high rate. Has the ability to move away from defenders once in the open field. Offers program versatility with under-center gaming experience but the skills to be a powerful playmaker in an upward and spread attack. Tested in combat against tough competition. in the last ten years. Lacks the gross output and efficiency typical of most Type 10 quarterbacks to this point. Projects as a multi-year impact starter at the Power Five level with the increase in the first round, if not the top 10 in the NFL draft. ”