- Oklahoma wide receiver Mario Williams is following his former quarterback into the transfer portal.
- It appears to be the first instance of a player blindly following his teammate to a new school.
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Former four-star wide receiver Mario Williams is the first college football player to blindly follow his quarterback into the transfer portal, it would appear. Williams, who spent his true freshman season with Oklahoma in 2021, entered the portal on Tuesday.
— Lootrunner.mariooo (@MarioWill00) January 4, 2022
According to On3 Sports recruiting expert Hays Fawcett, his decision comes in direct correlation to former Sooners quarterback Caleb Williams entering the portal on Monday.
“I don’t know what he’s (Caleb Williams) going to do, but I know I want him to be my QB,” Mario told Fawcett.
As such, it is believed that where Caleb goes, Mario will join him.
This marks the first instance of one college football player blindly following his teammate to a new school. The transfer portal era has been wild, but this is completely unprecedented. It could very easily set a new standard.
Because of Mario’s decision, the program that lands a five-star quarterback, it appears, will also get a four-star receiver. Quite the package deal.
Last season, Mario Williams finished second on the team in catches. He had 35 receptions for 380 yards and four touchdowns, with his best game coming in a five-catch, 110-yard effort against Texas Tech.
Although his 2021 did not burst off of the page, his talent is undeniable. He was an Under Armour All-America Game invitee in 2021 and finished his high school career with 3,191 yards and 41 touchdowns.
Mario Williams chose OU over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and LSU. Upon arrival in Norman, he got right to work making some sick grabs.
✌️ feet in.@MarioWill00 #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/6RqA90fgGW
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) August 6, 2021
— Lootrunner.mariooo (@MarioWill00) August 7, 2021
Although his next school is up in the air, he is going to be an added bonus for landing Caleb Williams and their next program is about to be very happy.