Last weekend I laid out the potential scenarios for Caleb Williams and this was the top one: “Williams enrolled and USC did not announce it.”
USC knew Williams enrolled Friday night but it also knew that was meaningless until Williams actually showed up for classes, which happened today. It also knew that Williams would determine when he would allow his announcement. He called the shots, not USC.
The loophole was Williams had to enroll on Friday but also had until Tuesday to start attending classes, a small fact USC neglected to mention.
Now Williams needs an offensive line and defense worthy of his own talent.
Jaxson Dart obviously knew Williams enrolled Friday because he then committed to Mississippi.
What is amazing to me is how confident Lincoln Riley and Co. were they were getting Williams. I wrote that the McKay Center was abuzz with that talk nearly as soon as Riley got hired. And no one ever wavered despite stories of Williams looking at other schools.
One other note: Guess this mean JT Daniels won’t be coming back to USC.