USC added its third Mater Dei Monarch to its 2022 recruiting class on Saturday, as receiver C.J. Williams committed to the Trojans.
A four-star prospect according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings, Williams announced his pledge to USC during the All-American Game broadcast on NBC, shortly after catching a first-quarter touchdown.
He joins Mater Dei running back Raleek Brown and cornerback Domani Jackson in USC’s 2022 recruiting class. All three committed to USC following the hiring of new head coach Lincoln Riley.
“The addition of Lincoln Riley, one of the best coaches in college football and an offensive genius, how could you pass that up as a wide receiver?” Williams said on NBC.
The 6-foot-2, 193-pound Williams is the sixth-rated in-state prospect in the 2022 class. He was formerly committed to Notre Dame, but opened his recruitment last month following an official visit to USC. He chose the Trojans over other finalist UCLA.
As a senior, Williams caught 51 passes for 830 yards and 12 touchdowns as he helped the Monarchs to national title.