Oklahoma QB Caleb Williams has about every college in the country vying for his services after he entered the transfer portal. Some of the reported schools that are interested in Williams include Georgia and USC. What do all of those schools have in common? They are both elite and historic programs. This is not stopping former NFL quarterback Charlie Batch from trying to convince Williams to play at his alma mater.
The former Lions and Steelers QB, who played his college ball at Eastern Michigan, made his pitch to Williams on Twitter Wednesday, offering the former five-star an NIL deal worth $1 million with the potential deal being sponsored by GameAbove Capital.
"Hey @CALEBcsw, have you considered Eastern Michigan, @EMUFB? If not, you SHOULD,” Batch wrote. “GameAbove Capital is prepared to pay you ONE MILLION DOLLARS for one year! Are you ready be an EAGLE?”
Even though I doubt Williams will want to leave a Power 5 school to play in the MAC, with the new landscape we are seeing in college football, it wouldn't be that farfetched.
Deion Sanders was able to convince the No. 1 player in the country Travis Hunter, to de-commit from Power 5 Florida State, to play down a level in the FCS, signing with Jackson State. There were also rumors swirling that Hunter had signed a deal similar to the one Batch offered with Barstool Sports worth $1.5 million. Sanders has denied these rumors.
Who knows, maybe Williams follows in Hunter's footsteps and goes for the money and backs his bags to Ypsilanti, though it's likely he will be making that and much much more if he can prove himself in college and make the NFL. Williams said his decision to enter the portal was to see who will offer 'the best preparation and development for my future career.'
Williams said he will not rule out a return to Norman to play for the Sooners, keeping the school on his perspective list.
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