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Ohio State running back Antonio Williams announces plan to transfer

Williams will be transferring to North Carolina.

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Today, Ohio State Buckeyes running back Antonio Williams announced that following this month’s spring game, he has decided to transfer, and to continue his football career at the University of North Carolina.

The rising-junior began to see playing time, as the backup to the dual starters Mike Weber and J.K. Dobbins. As a sophomore for the Buckeyes, Williams rushed for 290 yards and three touchdowns. He also had five receptions for 25 yards.

However, with both Weber and Dobbins back for 2018, and with true-freshman Master

Teague showing his skills in the spring game, apparently Williams felt that it was in his best interest to continue his collegiate career elsewhere.

Williams is a New London, N.C. native, so he will be returning home to continue his career. In his transfer announcement he thanks coaches Urban Meyer and Tony Alford for giving him the opportunity to play at Ohio State and for their guidance over the years.

After he sits out the 2018 season, Williams will have two years of eligibility remaining.