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LSU, Oklahoma finalists for highest-rated QB in the Class of 2021

LSU demolished Oklahoma on the playing field earlier this year. Now, the Sooners are hoping to return the favor on the recruiting trail.

Caleb Williams is one of the top quarterbacks in the 2021 recruiting class. In fact, on the composite, the Washington D.C. product is the No. 1 signal-caller in the next cycle.

Monday, Williams confirmed that he has whittled his recruiting to-do list down to just three schools. Obviously, based on the lede and the headline, two of those are LSU and Oklahoma. The third? Maryland, which is easily the closest geographically to Williams’ hometown.

As it stands now, Williams will make his announcement on the Fourth of July. A specific time has not yet been set for the highly-anticipated news. explains that, for the moment, OU is in the driver’s seat. The recruiting website laid out how each school stands a little less than four weeks out from the commitment:

The favorite is Oklahoma due to the relationship Williams has built with Lincoln Riley and his track record of developing quarterbacks. LSU was in the best position earlier this year but they lost their momentum when Joe Brady left for the NFL. The new offensive coaches have worked hard to build those relationships again but it’s been very difficult without having any in-person contact with him. Maryland has always been involved with Williams and they will continue to recruit him regardless of whether he commits to Maryland on July 4th weekend or not. He has too many strong relationships at Maryland to ever count the Terps completely out of the race.

Suffice to say, Williams is a five-star 2021 recruit. He’s also the No. 4 player regardless of position on‘s composite.