USC Gamecocks Football

On the way out, Gamecock transfer says ‘something special’ is building in Columbia

Ty’Son Williams won’t be a part of South Carolina football anymore.

He made that happen when he entered the transfer portal and soon after announced his intention to leave. He completed that process by picking BYU on Sunday to select the third act of his college career.

And just after the announcement, he had a message about the program he’s leaving.

Williams’ story at South Carolina was an odd one with a lot of ups and downs. He was a four-star prospect who seemed to miss out on being a Gamecock because of timing. His first game as a freshman at North Carolina was a loss to his home-state school, and he ended up using GI Bill money to fund his first year at South Carolina as a walk-on transfer.

Before his first year, he had the promise of a blue chip recruit who could take on a starring role, but that never materialized. The next year, he was a question, a player who showed out in practice but couldn’t quite translate it.

Across three seasons, Williams sat out a year, was second on the team in rushing in 2017 (471 yards) and third in 2018 (328). He showed flashes, had moment, but it never all came together.

Now he’ll try to do that at another school in another offense in another part of the country. But as he said, he’ll carry something from those three years and from what he left behind.