Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams has been in the transfer portal for nearly four weeks without having made a decision yet. With several add/drop deadlines on the horizon throughout the schools, a choice should come soon. 

Williams has some of the top programs in the country on the hook, as Oklahoma, USC, Wisconsin and LSU are among the teams reportedly battling for his services. After throwing for 1,912 yards, 21 touchdowns and four interceptions — plus compiling 442 yards rushing and five touchdowns on the ground —  in seven starts, his decision could swing College Football Playoff races in the coming years. 

Here are pros and cons for Williams at each of his top reported choices as he narrows down his decision. 

USC Trojans

Pros: Since the day Williams entered the transfer portal, USC has been the obvious top choice because it would reconnect him with new Trojans coach Lincoln Riley. Williams picked Oklahoma to join Riley’s impressive lineage of quarterbacks; Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts, three of the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks, played for Riley at Oklahoma. USC will also boast an impressive collection of skill talent thanks to one of the nation’s top transfer classes. More than anything, rejoining Riley means Williams would not have to learn a completely new system and playbook. 

Cons: Williams picked Oklahoma because of Riley, so seeing his former head coach break promises and leave Williams in Norman could have soured the relationship between the pair. The Washington, D.C. native already traveled halfway across the country to play for the Sooners, so moving even farther west might be a problem. And while Riley is a quarterback guru who brought in a great deal of talent to L.A., there’s still an unknown…



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