Former Tennessee wide receiver Preston Williams has landed with a new team. And there’s an old SEC tie involved.
The former 4-star wide receiver tweeted on Sunday that he would be transferring to Colorado State. The Rams head coach is former Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. Williams is a Georgia native.
— PrestonTV (@ThResort) November 6, 2016
Williams was the No. 7 wide receiver in the 2015 class. He left Tennessee back in October after the Texas A&M game. Butch Jones did grant Williams’ release to transfer. The wide receiver will have to sit out the remainder of this season as well as next season.
In two seasons, Williams had 16 career catches for 247 yards and two touchdowns. Williams hauled in five of those catches in the first half of Tennessee’s game against Appalachian State, but only four catches since then. The Volunteers dropped the next two games without Williams. Then another former 5-star recruit, Jalen Hurd announced his decision to transfer from the program.
The Volunteers did get back into the win column on Saturday, as they took down Tennessee Tech. Bobo is in his second season at Colorado State. The Rams are 5-4 on the season.
Tennessee takes on Kentucky on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.