Ohio State Running Back Antonio Williams Transferring To North Carolina

Ohio State Running Back Antonio Williams Transferring To North Carolina

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Ohio State Running Back Antonio Williams Transferring To North Carolina


Ohio State’s backfield is crowded, and will get even more so when the freshman arrive in the fall. Antonio Williams — seeing the writing on the wall — has announced his decision to transfer to North Carolina.


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Ohio State Running Back Antonio Williams Set To Transfer

Well, who saw this coming?

Praised just last week by offensive coaches for his work ethic and development, seemingly earning more playing time, Antonio Williams has shocked everyone by announcing his decision to transfer to North Carolina.

Perhaps we shouldn’t be that surprised for a guy that wants to be option one, not a specialized package type of deal as the No. 3 guy behind two 1,000 yard rushers in J.K Dobbins and Mike Weber.

However, just last recently, when asked about how much Williams had closed the gap on the two-headed monster this spring, running backs coach Tony Alford had nothing but glowing praise about the 5-11, 210 lb. junior to be.

Not only did playing time likely have an impact on his decision, but a chance to go home to his native North Carolina likely played a part. Williams is from New London, NC — just about an hour and forty-five minutes from Chapel Hill.

Ohio State still needs to get down a couple of scholarships prior to the fall, so that too could also have played a role.

Williams was originally committed to North Carolina out of high school but changed his mind and flipped to Wisconsin before being swayed to come to Columbus and play for Urban Meyer at the last moment.

He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining, but will likely have to sit out a year to meet the NCAA standards of a non-graduate transfer.

Nobody can blame the kid for a chance to go home and get more playing time.

 

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