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What they're saying about USC adding star transfer quarterback Caleb Williams

Feb 1, 2022

Quarterback prodigy Caleb Williams is headed west to reunite with head coach Lincoln Riley in Los Angeles. 

After leading Oklahoma to a 11-2 record and a Valero Alamo Bowl victory during his freshman year, Williams has officially declared his intention to join the USC Trojans. Reactions to the former five-star recruit’s announcement were swift and forceful, leaving little doubt that USC has returned to the center of the college football world. 

Famous USC alumni were predictably over the moon about the addition.

Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff, who has made it clear that he intends to return the Conference of Champions to the pinnacle of college football, also made his feelings on the signing known. 

Many pundits believe the Williams addition can vault USC into the discussion for the CFP for this season and many to come. 

Along with other marquee transfers such as Mario Williams and Travis Dye, Caleb Williams' arrival gives USC the top transfer team ranking according to 247Sports. 

But it isn’t just transfers. As Fox College Football points out, with Lincoln Riley at the helm, USC is back to being a top destination for talent across all levels.