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BYU Football lands South Carolina grad transfer running back Ty’Son Williams

BYU adds a big addition to the running back room

Coastal Carolina v South Carolina Photo by Lance King/Getty Images


Just a few weeks after landing Rice grad transfer running back Emmanuel Esukpa, BYU landed ANOTHER grad transfer running back in South Carolina RB Ty’Son Williams. Ty’Son announced his commitment via Twitter. Ty’Son chose BYU over Florida State, Marshall and Western Kentucky.

The SEC transfer 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. He’s been hampered a bit by injuries during his career, but has been dynamic when healthy (as evidenced by the highlights below).

With Esukpa and Williams now on the roster, BYU can pair those two with Lopini Katoa to form a nice trio at running back. Ty’son will be a redshirt senior and be eligible to play immediately in the 2019 season.

Running back was perceived as one of the weakness on offense going into spring, but BYU now has two proven 5th-year senior running backs who will provide BYU with more talent and depth.

Who is excited for football season?! You can check out highlights from Ty’Son below: