Nation's No. 1 QB, who's considering LSU, sets commitment date
The No. 1 quarterback in the class of 2021 is down to three schools. Now those schools know when they’ll learn his decision.
Caleb Williams, out of Gonzaga High School, shared via an SI All-American blog that he will commit to either LSU, Maryland or Oklahoma on July 4. It’s only fitting that a native of the nation’s capital wants to add to the Independence Day festivities.
On the 247Sports Composite, Williams is not only the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback, but also rated No. 4 overall nationally (ahead of any pro-style quarterback prospects) and the No. 102 recruit of all time. At a regional version of “The Opening” last year, Williams posted a 40 time of 4.57 seconds, a 4.12-second shuttle and a 36.30-inch vertical.
247Sports national writer Charles Power predicts that one of the three teams will be getting a quarterback who could go in the first round of the NFL Draft:
Has a developed, thick build. Tested as a top athlete prior to his junior season with strong marks across the board, including a sub 4.6 second time in the 40-yard dash. Pairs that athleticism with one of the stronger arms in the 2021 cycle. Is highly creative with the ability to make difficult individual plays in off-script situations. Has unique arm dexterity and can deliver strikes from multiple platforms. Just as comfortable throwing on the move as in the pocket and does not need to set his feet to deliver a well thrown ball. Extremely tough for defenders to corral both in the pocket and the open field. Runs with a natural body lean and slips out of tackles at a high rate. Has the ability to pull away from defenders once in the open field. Offers scheme versatility with experience playing under center but the skill set to be a potent playmaker in an uptempo, spread offense. Battle-tested against tough competition. Is the most talented quarterback prospect to come from the Mid-Atlantic region in a decade. Lacks the raw production and efficiency typical of most top ten type quarterbacks to this point. Projects as a multi-year impact starter at the Power Five level with the upside to first round if not top ten pick in the NFL Draft.
You can see those skills on display in Williams’ highlights below via Hudl:
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