“Why does OU have so few commitments for this cycle?”
“Look at what Ohio State, Georgia and Tennessee are doing!”
“Has Lincoln Riley lost his fastball?”
We’ve all been hearing this for months, and for months we’ve assured you that all would be fine and dandy. It’s been building up to this moment for quite some time, but it finally arrived for the Oklahoma Sooners with the commitment announcement of elite Plant City, Fla. WR Mario Williams. The scary thing is that OU is just scratching the surface. Hell, the day is still young...
Williams is also the first star in the belt of Lincoln Riley’s “Serious 3”.
But Williams is not just a star on the football field, he makes plays on the baseball diamond as well. Seeing how successful Oklahoma was with Kyler Murray on both the football field and baseball diamond played a big role in Williams’ thought process. Even the Sooners’ baseball coach, Skip Johnson, has been getting in on the fun.
It appears as if Mario Williams is slated to not only make plays for the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturdays in the fall, but to also make plays on the baseball diamond as well. He has found a home in Norman, Okla. after receiving football offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Arkansas and many others.
The dual-sport athlete stands at 5’10, 165 lbs., so he certainly has some filling out to do once he’s able to arrive on campus. However, he’s is a dynamic playmaker, to say the least. He’s the type of wide receiver that may make you think of Antonio Brown— he’s incredibly quick and more agile than he is speedy. However, it’s unlikely that he is caught from behind on the break. If he can get to a comfortable 185 lbs. without losing his quickness, he has the chance to be a very productive wide receiver for the Sooners in the future.
Williams is now the 6th commit of the 2021 recruiting cycle for the Oklahoma Sooners and a testament to how hard Lincoln Riley and crew are hitting the recruiting trail during a global pandemic. Currently, Mario Williams is rated as the No. 4 Wide Receiver as well as the No. 40 Overall player in the country according to 247Sports Composite Rankings as well as a five-star WR according to Rivals recruiting rankings. Whoever his quarterback is, Williams should have plenty of production, most likely in the slot. With a waterbug-like agility and quickness, any sort of screen that is set up for him can go the distance.