Former Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams is currently one of the top targets in the transfer portal, and former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch wants to change that.
While he is being pursued by some of the best programs in the country, Batch is still shooting his shot at Williams on behalf of Eastern Michigan, his alma mater.
Batch pitched Williams on a $1 million name, image and likeness deal on Twitter Wednesday in an attempt to convince him to commit to the Eagles.
Hey @CALEBcsw, have you considered Eastern Michigan, @EMUFB? If not, you SHOULD. GameAbove Capital is prepared to pay you ONE MILLION DOLLARS for one year! Are you ready be an EAGLE?@espn @CBSSportsNet @CBSSports @NBCSports @FOXSports @barstoolsports @MACSports @FS1— Charlie Batch (@CharlieBatch16) January 5, 2022
“Have you considered Eastern Michigan,” Batch tweeted to the former five-star. “GameAbove Capital is prepared to pay you ONE MILLION DOLLARS for one year! Are you ready be an EAGLE?”
Batch’s salesmanship on behalf of his former college team is admirable, but Eastern Michigan’s chances of actually landing Williams are slim to none.
Williams recorded 1,916 passing yards and 27 total touchdowns as a freshman with the Sooners. Georgia and USC, where his former head coach Lincoln Riley is now the boss, are among the predicted favorites to land Williams. Williams has also not ruled out a return to the Sooners.
Batch, who played for the Steelers from 2002-12, is a Homestead, Pennsylvania native and Steel Valley High School alum, but played his college ball for the Eagles.
In four seasons at Eastern Michigan from 1994-97, Batch completed 579 of 998 passes for 7,592 yards and 53 touchdowns compared to 21 interceptions. He maintained a 133.2 passer rating and was named first-team All-MAC in 1995.
Batch was a second-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions in 1998 and played in four seasons in Detroit before returning to his hometown.
He founded the Best of the Batch Foundation in 1999 to give back to his hometown by “unlocking potential in communities to build the best future for kids and families by providing choices, motivation, and education.”
Batch is also the senior vice president of strategic investment for CapStone Holdings, through which is professionally affiliated with GameAbove Capital.