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Alabama football: Tide lands Ohio State transfer receiver Jameson Williams

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Ohio State wide receiver Jameson Williams catches a kick during warm-ups before an NCAA college spring football game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, April 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Former Ohio State wide receiver Jameson Williams announced on social media Monday that he will transfer to Alabama.

Nick Saban has made a point that he will use the transfer portal only to add guys who can help Alabama win, and this move fits the mold.

Williams is a 6-foot-2, 188-pound playmaker who reportedly ran a 4.4 40-yard dash in high school.

His combination of size and speed made him a popular target in the transfer portal, receiving interest from Florida, Texas A&M, USC and others, per 247Sports.

Williams was ranked the No. 13 wide receiver and No. 82 prospect in the 2019 class by 247Sports and has three years of eligibility remaining.

As a sophomore he played in six games, recording nine catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns. He had one catch for 14 yards in the National Championship game against Alabama.

Williams' best game came in the Sugar Bowl with three receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown in a win over Clemson.

The Crimson Tide lost a pair of top 10 draft picks from last year's wide receiving core as DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle moved on to the NFL.

Williams joins a wide receiving core that features veterans John Metchie III, Slade Bolden and Xavier Williams.

Alabama has recruited heavily at wide receiver to help fill out the roster, adding six recruits over the last two seasons.

Freshman Agiye Hall impressed at Alabama's A-Day scrimmage and sophomore Javon Baker saw limited time last season. Five-star freshman JaCorey Brooks and sophomores Traeshon Holden and Thaiu Jones-Bell could also be in line to earn a spot in the lineup.