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Oklahoma Football | Top Target Caleb Williams Recruiting Athletes He’d Like To Play With

M. Hofeld

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Quarterback Caleb Williams is crucial to Oklahoma’s 2020 class not just because of his talent but also because of who he might bring with him. In our last podcast we discussed the possibility that Williams is working to recruit other talent to join him at whichever school he eventually commits to. Now we not only know that seems to be the case, but we also know some of the names of the guys he’d like to play with.

In his most recent “All on the Line” blog entry for Sports Illustrated. Williams discusses his next move since naming his top five schools. Part of that move is to “recruit” other top athletes.

“Now that I released my top five, I’m able to recruit and just build relationships with other top athletes in the nation,” says Williams. “It’s kind of cool and I’ve been waiting to do that. I wanted to release my top schools to be able to recruit and build relationships with these top guys. I want to help get the best recruiting class and character guys to play with me wherever I am.”

Caleb Williams – SI
Snippet of our conversation about Caleb Williams on our last podcast.

Obviously with Oklahoma being one of Williams’ top schools the desire to know who some of those guys are is extremely high. Thankfully Williams gives us some detail on that, naming seven players. Oklahoma has made offers to all seven of them.

“A few guys I want to play with, Jalil Farooq, he goes to Wise. Malcolm Johnson, he goes to St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes. Mario Williams, he goes to a school in Florida. Agiye Hall. Emeka (Egbuka), he’s out west. That’s a lot of wide receivers but I have some linemen I want to play with, too. Tristan Leigh from Virginia and the left tackle at IMG, JC Latham.“

Caleb Williams

It isn’t logical for Oklahoma, or any school for that matter, to land all seven player mentioned by Williams. Latham, for example, seems to be a lock to go to Ohio State and the Buckeyes aren’t one of Williams’ five choices.

Mario Williams is a heavy lean towards the Sooners though. The 5-10/165, 4-star, prospect from Plant City, Florida has earned 34 scholarship offers. The guys we should really take note of are Farooq, Johnson, Hall, Egbuka, and Leigh are all still very much to somewhat still in the air on their college decision.

Oklahoma currently has three commitments to the 2020 class, including 4-star receiver Cody Jackson. The approach that Williams is taking to his recruitment is genius and is going to pay huge dividends to whichever program he decides to commit to. Hopefully that’ll be Oklahoma.

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