Jameson Williams left Ohio for the team that defeated Bucky in the national championship.
The former Ohio successor announced Monday that he was moving to Alabama.
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Williams chose Alabama from a list of seven finalists, which also includes Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Florida, Michigan, the United States and Michigan.
After two seasons in Ohio, Williams entered the transfer portal after the spring, when he was demoted by the starting lineup in favor of Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Over the weekend, he told 247Sports̵
“This is Bama because I felt the desire and need for my skill from the coach (Nick Saban) while he explained everything to me,” Williams told BamaOnLine. “I also had a great relationship with coach (Holman) Wiggins from previous years. It definitely made me feel like a place I could be. ”
With DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle already in the NFL after being selected in the top 10 of last weekend’s draft, Williams should be able to compete for a starting spot in Tuscaloosa against returning starter John Metchie III.
Ohio still has a wide host, even without Williams, with a projected starting line of Chris Olave, Gareth Wilson and Smith-Nigba, and a projected second line of Julian Fleming, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka.
However, Alabama’s decision to attract Williams shows that he is still seen as an elite talent across the country – and that means he will still have a chance to compete for the national title, even though he is no longer Buckeye.