All Jameson Williams had to do to identify his problem was to look at the obvious team in the Ohio State statistics paper. In the 2021 season, he caught nine trips. It does not matter what the basis for the parties was or how much they did or whether the team’s recent season was marred by the COVID-19 epidemic and lowered its numbers. He was a very hospitable person who did not see the ball or the court.
It did not matter, in fact, that his playing time was shortened by the presence of former champion Chris Olave and Williams’ classmate Garrett Wilson, because Olave’s idea of returning to the final season had little effect on the event.
“I just felt like it was time for me to make my own choices,” Williams told Sporting News.
And that moment came at an opportune time in the 152-year history of college football. The NCAA rules were amended to allow athletes in the financial game who transfer schools to be allowed to compete immediately instead of serving a “year of residence” before qualifying. And the school he wanted to play for, Alabama, lost the Heisman Trophy winner who played the role of Williams and another talented player became the first Crimson Tide player to be selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.
This is how it would make sense for Williams to leave a powerhouse like Ohio State to create a more successful program and end up as a leader. Sporting News first team All-American as well as a key player in the Tide game to chase the second consecutive tournament, which will be confirmed Monday night in a College Soccer Playoff match against rival SEC Georgia.
Williams’ experience confirms the long-running campaign in which athletes and college professionals allow all Division I players to compete once they are transferred.
“I’ll always be on the player’s side here, all the time,” Rivals.com job search analyst Adam Gorney told Sporting News. “When you become a professional runner like that, the worst thing you can do because of your skills is your growth and stay on the sidelines for a year. You lose.
“There is no guarantee that if Jameson Williams moves and stays next year then Alabama will not go looking for the next Jameson Williams, who just wants to get in the field and should not be out for one year. This is a good example when dropping out of school and finding another school was great to him and his game and his future. “
When he left Cardinal Ritter in St. Louis at the end of 2019, Williams was considered a four star and placed number 87 in his class with the Rivals, his blind speed and obvious wealth but his slim skin is very important. At 6-1, he weighed only 168 pounds.
He considered the offer from Ohio State and Alabama before selecting the Buckeyes at the end of 2018. Had he chosen the waves earlier, he would have had a world championship ring but his previous experience would have been the same, with Jaylen Waddle and Heisman winner. DeVonta Smith lives in the reception area. However, he was about to depart.
And when they did, and Williams needed a new home, he was still wanted by Crimson Tide. Williams said he was told, “I could be a better addition to the offense, and as the season progressed, we all saw how I was used to the offense and everything … a big crime this year.”
He stands fifth among FBS recipients, with 1,507 yards of receivers, and is second only to touchdowns even though his 75 receipt is only 30. Its explosion is obvious because it has more TDs of 70 yards, 60 yards, 50 yards, 40 yards 30 and 20 yards than any other recipient in this group.
“I have been very privileged. I have trained a lot of well-meaning people, “Alabama’s co-founder Bill O’Brien told Sporting News.
“And Jameson, based on his current role, being a college football player and having the opportunity to play professional football… The best speed, the fastest, the most competitive person. He is a natural player. He is a very smart player. And I can’t say enough about his competition. It’s a player who goes out and rehearses every day as a sport.
“And I think that’s something adults have – those qualities. Everyone is a little different. Everyone’s built differently. Everyone has different talents, different speeds, things like that. But the best I’ve ever had, and Jameson who is a member. , they all have a competitive spirit that is sometimes hard to find. ”
O’Brien arrived in Alabama last January to become the team’s new OC, replacing Steve Sarkisian after he left Texas to coach. At the time, Williams was gearing up for the 2021 spring game as well as his limited season with the Buckeyes. However, it was over, and when Williams decided to look elsewhere to continue his career, there was a sudden chance for Alabama to fill most of the jobs that were created in the middle of it.
“You know, it’s the same as freedom – but without the rules, being honest with you,” O’Brien said. “There are some rules in college, but the portal is a fun job. And I’ll stay away from it.”
Williams has little interest, in the meantime, being an example of the success of the relocation law. This week, she has strongly answered the question of what she can tell anyone who can change how well she can achieve what she has and change schools.
His interest is focused on Georgia’s previous defense, both near and personal, and to try to account for the various concerns he may be facing Monday night.
He smoked what was hailed as D for seven years, two hits and 184 yards, and there is no way for GA to change the outcome of the game – a 41-24 Crimson Tide victory – without removing the right piece of equipment. .
“We always find ways to get all our boys football,” O’Brien said. “Our boys are very smart. You can move them around. You can engage in a variety of activities. “They were not about to reveal what would have been different, just as the Bulldogs had not yet revealed their plans to block Williams’ involvement.
“It’s going to be very difficult,” Williams said. “I’m sure both guys came twice as often as the first game. We need to play better than the first game, than the last game. “
Although he did not want to discuss the transfer or talk in depth about his experience in Ohio State, Williams was willing to reveal that he was still in touch with his former Buckeyes teammates, the guys who kept him on the bench as well. Wilson, Olave and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who have been openly supporting him to seek the position of CFP.
He said: “It is wonderful to be loved by my brothers and sisters. “I’m chatting with these guys almost every day… Ever since I left, we’ve had a really good relationship, even though I had a strong relationship there. We contact each other, call each other, text each other to see how things are going.
Olave and Wilson are expected to be the top 20 nominees by Sporting News NFL writer Vinnie Iyer. Smith-Njigba broke the Rose Bowl record he won by 343 yards. And Jameson Williams will try Monday night to win the national championship, even though he wears the deepest shadow.