Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Former South Carolina RB transferring to UConn

Former South Carolina running back David Williams announced on social media that he was transferring to UConn.

Proud to announce that I will be joining the Husky Family‼️🏈, Can't wait to get to work coach @RandyEdsall @richhuskybacks ‼️ #UConnNation

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Philadelphia native ran 56 times for 239 yards and three touchdowns during the 2016 season and had 794 rushing yards in three seasons at South Carolina. He also had 27 career receptions.

In a release when it was announced Williams was one of three players leaving the program, it was stated that Williams was on track to graduate in May which means that he will be able to play as a graduate transfer. I'll have to check to see if he is enrolling at UConn in the spring semester or staying at South Carolina to complete his undergraduate requirements.

UConn returns Arkeel Newsome, the leading rusher in each of the last two seasons as well as freshmen Ja'kevious Vickers and Nate Hopkins as well as former walk-on Jason Thompson. Former starting running back Ron Johnson recently announced his intention to play his final collegiate season elsewhere.

For those wondering if former Auburn assistant coaches Rhett Lashlee and J.B. Grimes coached against Williams in the last three seasons, Williams did not play in the only game between the two teams over the last three seasons when Auburn defeated South Carolina 42-35 on Oct. 25, 2014.

The Rivals database had Williams rated as the 21st best running back coming out of Imhotep Institute Charter School with UConn and Maryland (then coached by Randy Edsall) among the schools showing interest in Williams.


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