Former South Carolina running back David Williams has found his new home.
Williams announced Tuesday on Twitter that he will transfer to Connecticut.
— Dave Williams (@D_will33) January 25, 2017
Williams rushed for 794 yards and 5 touchdowns on 187 attempts in his three seasons playing for the Gamecocks.
Williams was highly recruited out of Philadelphia Imhotep, picking the Gamecocks. This season, Williams was in the dog house early in fall camp and had to dig his way out.
“The guy has got some ability, but it’s hard when you’ve gotta challenge somebody every single day, every single day at practice and every meeting,” coach Will Muschamp said on the second day of fall camp. “It gets tiring for coaches.
He did so, earning praise from running backs coach Bobby Bentley.
“He found a way to get out of it,” Bentley said. “That’s what you want a young man to do is to respond to his coaching in the right way.”
Williams was the backup to redshirt freshman AJ Turner entering the season. Freshman Rico Dowdle emerged later in the season and took over the starting spot, leaving Williams buried on the depth chart.
He did not play in the Birmingham Bowl or in South Carolina’s final regular-season game at Clemson.
He was one of three players that South Carolina announced would be seeking to play their fifth season of college football as a grad transfer elsewhere. Wide receiver Jamari Smith and safety Jasper Sasser also are pursuing grad transfer options.