A running back transferring from North Carolina has reached out to South Carolina as a potential landing spot, Phil Kornblut of The Columbia State reports.
Ty’Son Williams announced his transfer from North Carolina on Thursday after one year. The South Carolina native is looking to stay close to home, having contacts the Gamecocks according to a former coach.
“He just said he and UNC wasn’t a good fit,” Williams’ high school coach, Brian Jackson, told The State. “He’s looking to go somewhere on the D1 level and has his papers. Full release with some stipulations. He cannot transfer to another ACC school or any school who will play North Carolina in the next four years. That makes it a little bit harder to keep him in the Southeast. He said he would like to stay in the Southeast if at all possible.”
That stipulation in his transfer could make it difficult for him to arrive in Columbia. The Gamecocks are set to play the Tar Heels in 2019. That would be Williams’ potential redshirt senior year.
Williams rushed for 57 yards on 19 carries last year for the Tar Heels, getting buried in the depth chart for their high-powered offense.
Williams was considering South Carolina and Georgia before picking North Carolina. It appears he is looking to stay in the southeast with his transfer.
But already he has made overtures and is looking to South Carolina.