Caleb Williams took the college football world by storm in 2022, setting a record-setting season en route to being named the Heisman Trophy winner.
The standout QB will return to USC this fall for another go at the Trojans, but where he will play next remains up in the air.
Williams, 21, is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, and it appears the Washington, D.C., native has his eyes set on the Sunshine State.
“I like being around younger coaches,” Williams told PEOPLE during an interview before Super Bowl LVII. “I’d probably go to the Dolphins. I could also play with Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Mike Gesicki. The defense isn’t bad. That’s probably my first spot.
“I also like the colors,” Williams added. “The colors are quite fresh and the weather is good.”
Mike McDaniel, 39, just finished his first season as an NFL head coach, leading the Dolphins to a 9-8 regular season record and a playoff berth for the first time since 2016. to be the third youngest coach of the season. league last season, with only Minnesota’s Kevin O’Connell (37) and LA’s Sean McVay (36) younger.
Wherever Williams lands in the NFL, he made it clear he’ll be thankful to be there.
“San Fran, Raiders or Falcons, I’d play anywhere,” Williams noted.
Williams began his college football career at Oklahoma in 2021, serving as the backup to Spencer Rattler. He entered the transfer portal before his sophomore season and chose to pack his bags in Southern California to meet with Lincoln Riley, who had been the Sooners’ head coach before being hired by the Trojans.
Williams went 11–3 as the Trojans’ starter in 2022. He completed 66.6% of his passes for 4,537 yards, third most among quarterbacks, and led all quarterbacks with 42 touchdowns.
In addition to winning the Heisman Trophy, Williams was named the AP College Football Player of the Year, becoming USC’s first winner since Reggie Bush in 2005. He also won the Maxwell Award, the Walter Camp Award and was named the Pac-12 Offensive. Player of the year.
As for next season, Williams is excited to be back at USC — Heisman Trophy in hand.
“It’s amazing. I can take it back to USC, share it with all my teammates and make another run to be able to win a National Championship,” Williams said. “Maybe I’ll get another Heisman next year, which would be cool, too.”
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