OU Quarterback Caleb Williams Enters Transfer Portal, Still Considering Return

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NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 20: Quarterback Caleb Williams #13 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws a pass before a game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams announced Monday afternoon he will be entering the NCAA transfer portal, but is keeping the possibility open to return to the Sooners next season.

OU head coach Brent Venables and athletic director Joe Castiglione issued a joint statement in response to Williams, saying they respect Williams’ right to explore his options, but believe Oklahoma is the best place for him to further his college career.

In another plot twist to the whole situation, Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel announced Monday night he will be transferring to Oklahoma.

Gabriel had been planning to transfer to UCLA, and was scheduled to attend classes starting Monday.

Gabriel was ranked as the #10 player in the transfer portal, but only played three games this season for UCF after breaking his collarbone.

In 2020, Gabriel passed for 3,570 yards and 32 touchdowns, with just four interceptions.

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