The North Carolina Tar Heels are looking to repeat much of what they did during the 2015 season as they went 11-1 and won the ACC Coastal division. Unfortunately, their running back depth chart took a bit of a hit when Ty’Son Williams decided to transfer.
Williams, a rising sophomore, has a chance to be a feature back in the coming seasons, but it would have to wait for the 2016 season. Andrew Carter of The News & Observer reported that he was not willing to wait and he would be leaving school to pursue a career elsewhere.
Williams played a minimal role for the Tar Heels last season as he saw limited action and rushed for only 57 yards on 19 carries. He was likely going to play the same role as both Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan return for the upcoming season.
Williams was a four-star member of the team’s 2015 recruiting class and was considered the best recruit in the state of South Carolina before signing with North Carolina. It is not clear where is going to transfer, but he was being heavily recruited by Clemson, Georgia, NC State and Michigan, among others, before deciding on the Tar Heels last year.
He will have three years of eligibility and could play immediately if he drops down to the FCS level. If he stays at the FBS level, he would sit out the 2016 season and play next his three years starting next year.
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