Caleb Williams leads way for Pac-12 on ESPN's Way-Too-Early All-Americans list for 2023
Caleb Williams unsurprisingly found himself on ESPN’s Way-Too-Early All-Americans list for the 2023 college football season.
Williams followed Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma to USC and, while the Trojans came up short in their quest for a College Football Playoff bid, the sophomore quarterback took home the Heisman Trophy. Heading into year 3, expectations will be even higher.
“As disappointing as the end to the 2022 season was for USC, it doesn’t diminish the greatness of Williams,” ESPN’s Chris Low wrote.
Also on the list among Pac-12 players is Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze, who brought in 1,145 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2022. He will return to Seattle with quarterback Michael Penix Jr. in 2023.
“With Jalen McMillan also returning at receiver, Odunze is going to have plenty of chances to build on his…breakout junior season,” Low said.
Colorado CB Travis Hunter, the nation’s No. 1 recruit in 2022 who committed to Deion Sanders and Jackson State, joins his head coach in Boulder in 2023 and is being projected as an offensive and defensive contributor.
“Hunter has showed the skills to be a lockdown cornerback (just like his head coach) but is equally skilled when it comes to catching passes,” Low said.
Stanford kicker Joshua Karty and Oregon State return man Anthony Gould received nods among special teams players.