BYU struck out on some high profile running back recruits before signing day, but the coaching staff is still determined to find a difference maker for the 2019 season.
One guy they’re going after is South Carolina grad transfer running back Ty’son Williams, who is in Provo right now for a visit. He posted a video to his Instagram story of him in Provo and sent out a tweet with the location in Provo.
— Ty'Son Williams (@tyyda72) March 8, 2019
Williams committed to North Carolina as a 4-star recruit in the 2015 recruiting class. He transferred to South Carolina after playing one season in Chapel Hill, where he rushed for 57 yards as a freshman.
Williams rushed for 471 yards and 1 touchdown as a sophomore in 2017, and ran for 328 yards and 4 touchdowns as a junior this past season.
With Lopini Katoa being the only proven running back on the roster, Williams would no doubt be one of the top two running backs if BYU can land him. Grad transfers usually have playing time as their number factor when determining their destination, and BYU can offer Ty’son that and an intriguing schedule where he can prove himself on the national stage. Ty’son will be a redshirt senior and be eligible to play immediately in the 2019 season.
BYU has spring practice today, so Williams is presumably taking that in where he can meet the team and coaching staff.
You can watch some of Ty’son’s South Carolina highlights below: