Jameson Williams is leaving Ohio State for the team that defeated the Buckeyes in the National Championship game.
The former Ohio state wide receiver announced Monday he was moving to Alabama.
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Williams selected Alabama in their list of seven finalists reported to include Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Florida, Michigan State, USC and Michigan.
After two seasons at Ohio State, Williams entered the transfer portal after a spring where he was relegated from the starting lineup to support Jaxon Smith-Njigba, he told Allen Trieu of 247Sports over the weekend. “There was nothing personal”; about the decision to leave Buckeyes, and he told 247Sports on Monday he chose Alabama because of his relationship with the coach and because he was able to tell how bad Crimson was, Tide needed him.
“Bama was because I felt the need and need for my skills from Coach (Nick Saban) as he explained everything to me,” Williams told BamaOnLine. Wiggins from previous years, he definitely makes it feel like the place I am. ”
With DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle both now in the NFL after being selected in the top 10 of the draft last weekend, Williams should have a chance to compete for a straight start in Tuscaloosa. Cross with John Metchee III’s returning starter.
Ohio State continued to load at the wide receiver even without Williams, with the starting lineup of Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson and Smith-Njigba and the anticipated second line Julian Fleming, Marvin Harrison. Jr. and Emeka Egbuka
Although Alabama’s decision to bring Williams shows he is still viewed as a top talent across the country and that means he will still have a chance to compete for the title. National position, although he is not a Buckeye.