LSU Football: 5-Star Tigers recruiting target updates commitment timeline

LSU football is one of several programs hoping to land a commitment from five-star quarterback Caleb Williams.

Five-star quarterback Caleb Williams is one of the top recruits in the country and LSU football is firmly in the mix to land him.

Williams, 6-foot-2/209 lbs from Washington D.C., is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 1 dual threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 4 overall recruit.

The highly coveted quarterback had previously indicated he would commit this spring, but a recent report from Rivals suggests that Williams is more likely to commit in August, just before the start of his senior season.

Williams will visit Oklahoma this week.

The Sooners appear to be LSU’s top competition for the DC native. Rivals noted that before passing game coordinator Joe Brady left Baton Rouge for the NFL, the Tigers were the presumed favorite.

But with Brady out of the picture, Oklahoma now looks like the favorite (thanks to Williams’ close relationship with Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley).

In fact, Rivals national recruiting analyst Adam Friedman’s FutureCast currently says Oklahoma.

Of course, things can change quickly in recruiting. Williams hasn’t had much time to build a relationship with new LSU passing game coordinator Scott Linehan. If those two are able to build a solid relationship, then it’s possible that LSU could surge back to the front of Williams’ recruitment.

Williams is taking his decision incredibly serious. When he commits, I don’t think there will be any flipping him. So they next four to five months are extremely important for the Tigers if they hope to sign the dynamic quarterback.