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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: 4-star WR Mario Williams has signed with Oklahoma

Mario Williams has what it takes to get it done in the open field.

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The Oklahoma Sooners have secured the signature of Mario Williams — a top 50 prospect and Under Armour All-American in the 2021 recruiting cycle. The four-star receiver from Plant City, Florida was one of the most high-profile commits of the class early on, as he was (and is) actually considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.

It’s pretty clear what the signing of Mario Williams is — elite talent in open-field situations is deadly for opposing defenses and Lincoln Riley is never without such players. Williams can outrun defenses, but some may say that he’s much more quick and agile than he is fast. He’s is the twitchy receiver over the middle of the field, similar to Jalen Saunders but with a much larger frame/burst.

How he fits

Williams fits in with OU’s dynamic group of receivers while bringing an additional element to the table. Oklahoma’s roster has several guys who can test the ball downfield but not many receivers who can really operate over the middle with the same cutting and open-field ability of the incoming freshman.

Williams held 34 offers from the who’s whos of college football. He picked the Oklahoma Sooners over schools such as Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Ohio State among several other major players. During his senior year of football, Williams scored nine touchdowns with nearly 800 yards receiving while also playing a significant role on his baseball team. Yep, he’s also a major college baseball prospect and will join Skip Johnson’s roster once he arrives on campus.