Gonzaga's 5-star quarterback Caleb Williams commits to Oklahoma

Zack Poff | MaxPreps.com Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:10pm

Nation's top-rated quarterback chooses Sooners over LSU, Maryland.

Video: Caleb Williams highlights
Junior highlights of the newest Oklahoma Sooner commit.

Additional Fourth of July fireworks were provided by 5-star quarterback Caleb Williams of Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) when he announced his commitment to Oklahoma.

Williams checks in as the top-rated QB on 247Sports composite rankings and is the No. 4 player overall from the Class of 2021. He recently was named MVP of the Elite 11 contest in Nashville, Tenn.

Named to the Sophomore and Junior All-American first team in each of the past two seasons, Williams led the Eagles to their first WCAC championship since 2002 during his sophomore season.

He finished that night with six touchdowns and put on one of the best individual performances in high school football history. His sixth and final touchdown came on a game-winning 53-yard Hail Mary to beat a loaded DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) squad 46-43 in one of the best games of all-time.

He's been putting up numbers since his freshman season playing against the best competition in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and, if there is football in the fall, Gonzaga will be in the mix to win another WCAC title.

The conference features three preseason Top 25 teams — No. 18 Good Counsel (Olney, Md.), No. 19 St. John's (Washington, D.C.) and No. 20 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) — while the Eagles were ranked just outside of the Top 25 at No. 31.

The 5-star quarterback joins a very talented 2021 recruiting class for the Sooners that includes Plant City's (Fla.) 4-star wide receiver Mario Williams, Foster's (Richmond, Texas) 4-star wide receiver Cody Jackson, LBJ Austin's (Texas) 4-star cornerback Latrell McCutchin, Texas' (Texarkana, Texas) 4-star defensive end Clayton Smith and Weatherford's (Okla.) 4-star defensive end Ethan Downs.
Caleb Williams, Gonzaga
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Caleb Williams, Gonzaga