Last month, potential-laden running back Ty’Son Williams announced he would be transferring out of North Carolina to continue his college football career. It looks like he will be taking his talents southward to link up with the South Carolina Gamecocks, but he won’t be doing so on a scholarship.
The Tar Heels put a transfer restriction on Williams that said he wouldn’t be allowed to get a scholarship spot on a team they play over the next four years. However, the former four-star running back is still planning on heading to South Carolina, who the Tar Heels meet up with in 2019.
He told the Charleston Post & Courier that he would be using the GI Bill, which his mother received for her service in the Army. This all hinges on him being accepted to South Carolina first.
“I’m going to use the GI Bill to pay for my first year,” Williams told the paper.
He later explained his decision to transfer, saying he wanted to be closer to his family in Sumter, South Carolina.
“I wanted to transfer closer to home and I feel like this will be the best fit,” Williams said. “North Carolina is a great school and a great program, but I want to be closer to family.”
Ty’Son Williams was a big piece for the Tar Heels’ 2015 recruiting class as he was their top recruit and the fifth-ranked player in the state of South Carolina. He recorded just 57 yards on 19 carries last season, so he hopes after his redshirt season in Columbia that they will give him a scholarship and make him a big part of their team going forward.