Ohio State football: Jameson Williams transferring to Bama

The former Ohio State football player has decided on where he is going to transfer to and it’s to the program that beat the Buckeyes in the national title.

Jameson Williams announced his intention to transfer from the Ohio State football program last week. He had a number of schools on his list, including Notre Dame, USC, Alabama, Ole Miss, Michigan, and Michigan State. We now know where he is headed.

The receiver has decided to head down to Tuscaloosa and play for the Crimson Tide. Williams will play for the team that beat the Buckeyes in the National Championship Game in 2020. He will get on the roster and be eligible to play for them immediately.

Williams wasn’t much of a factor in Ohio State’s wide receiver room in his time in Columbus. He only caught 15 passes in his Ohio State career. He did have a big-time catch against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl for a long touchdown though.

Willimas was primarily used as a special teams player and wasn’t going to be a main target in Ohio State’s offense this season either. He would have gotten fewer targets than Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and maybe even Julian Fleming.

Transferring was probably the best move for Williams and the Buckeyes. It frees up a spot for younger receivers to get more work and it also gives Willams a chance to get the receptions he believes he deserves. He will have a bigger opportunity for those receptions at Alabama.

The Buckeyes won’t have to see Williams again unless they play in the CFP again. Williams gets a chance to showcase his skills to NFL scouts before he tries to head off to the league. Both sides should be relatively happy about this result.