USC’s wideout room is loaded heading into 2023 once again. By nature, that’ll create more than a few odd men out when the coaching staff settles into a rotation at the position.

With the season now over, there could be a few departures. The first of them came on Thursday when former top-100 recruit CJ Williams reportedly entered the transfer portal. The Mater Dei (Calif.) wideout played a limited role in his first season on campus, catching four balls for 34 yards in his 10 appearances.

The 6-foot-2 freshman was an early commitment to Notre Dame, but when coach Brian Kelly left for LSU, Williams de-committed from Notre Dame and later narrowed his choices to USC and UCLA. He chose the Trojans during the All-American Bowl last January. Williams was the 10th-ranked receiver in the 2022 class, according to the 247 Composite.

He’ll have four years to play three at his next school.

USC is losing Jordan Addison and Terrell Bynum from this year’s team, but the room will still have a tremendous amount of upside heading into 2023.

The Trojans signed two 5-star high school prospects in the most recent cycle — Zachariah Branch, the No. 1 receiver in the class, and Makai Lemon. USC also signed Arizona transfer Dorian Singer, the Pac-12’s receiving yards leader in 2022. Brenden Rice looks poised for a breakout following a 174-yard outing against Tulane.

USC could also bring back all of Tahj Washington, Mario Williams, Kyle Ford, and Michael Jackson III, each of whom had 100-yard receiving games this season.