The word is out: Wisconsin is the place to go if you’re in the transfer portal.
USC wide receiver CJ Williams announced that he will be playing for the Wisconsin Badgers with this tweet. He becomes the latest former 4-star recruit that has decided to call Madison home for the next few years.
Coming out of the California high school powerhouse Mater Dei, the 6-2, 190-pound receiver has been described by the analysts at 247 Sports as a “potential first-round draft pick” and “like Keenan Allen”.
Williams saw limited action this year with USC. As a true freshman, he had 4 catches for 34 yards and no touchdowns. He becomes the second Pac-12 WR to transfer to Wisconsin, following Keontez Lewis, who started his career at UCLA.
Don’t let his underwhelming freshman year fool you, folks. CJ brings a plethora of tools to an offense that is becoming more explosive by the day. Looking at what Lewis did in his first year at Madison (20 receptions, 313 yards and 3 TDs), it isn’t difficult to imagine Williams with even better numbers given the increase of talent in both the quarterback room AND offensive coaching and play calling.
The amount of excitement that Luke Fickell has generated since being named the head coach 6 weeks ago is nothing short of spectacular. Wisconsin fans don’t have to wait for the start of the 4th before they start jumping around this year.