Three weeks after announcing that he would transfer to BYU, Ty’Son and BYU made it official that he has been accepted into a BYU graduate program. With BYU graduate programs oftentimes not catering to athletes, there had been speculation on if Ty’Son would be accepted into a program.
Official.— Ty'Son Williams (@tyyda72) May 6, 2019
Here’s what Kalani Sitake had to say about Ty’Son in BYU’s press release: “Ty’Son really wants to be here at BYU,” Sitake said. “He has a strong vision for his career and is excited about the opportunities at BYU to advance his education and career goals. Ty’Son is a well-rounded football player who can carry the ball and catch it out of the backfield. He is super athletic with tons of speed and playmaking ability. We’re excited to welcome him to the university and our football program.”
The South Carolina 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.
Ty’Son will be on campus in time for the start of Fall Camp.