Huge news for Beaver Nation as it’s being reported that USC transfer, Devon Williams will enroll at Oregon State and join their football team. The former No. 1 athlete in the 2018 recruiting class joined USC and was a wide receiver for them before deciding to transfer. There were rumors of the potential move, but the Oregonians Andrew Nemec was the first to report the news.
USC transfer Devon Williams, the nation's No. 1 athlete in 2018, is in Corvallis today and is set to enroll at Oregon State University, per source pic.twitter.com/A6dgbcUDdE— Andrew Nemec (@AndrewNemec) September 25, 2019
This weekend with a home game against Stanford is shaping up to be one of the biggest recruiting weekends of the year for Oregon State with a bunch of visitors making their way to Corvallis. A couple weeks ago there was a lot of surprise and excitement in Beaver Nation when news broke that Devon Williams was on an official visit during the Cal Poly game. The wide receiver recently announced his intent to transfer from USC and many speculated that his next stop would be Eugene, but things changed in a hurry over the weekend.
Devon Williams is back on Oregon State’s campus this weekend to finalize his decision and to enroll at Oregon State. The 6-foot-4 wide receiver is an incredible athlete and played as a true freshman for USC last season (4 receptions, 87 yards and 1 TD against OSU). Williams also played this season before entering the transfer portal. He caught one pass for USC against Stanford that went for 11 yards.
Williams will sit out the remainder of 2019, utilizing his redshirt year, and should have 3 years of eligibility beginning next season. One thing the Beavers had going for them was an open scholarship slot, so Williams addition to the team will not require any changes or personnel changes.
This is huge news for the Oregon State football team. They have shown that they can develop wide receivers very well. And next season they could have a lethal receiving corps with Isaiah Hodgins, Tyjon Lindsey, Devon Williams and potentially Trevon Bradford (if he redshirts this season). The transfer portal has been extremely beneficial for the Beavers and I think Oregon State should continue to lean into it and become “Transfer Portal U”. Go Beavs!