Former Crestwood and North Carolina running back Ty'Son Williams has taken the steps to transfer as a student to USC and potentially join the football team. Williams has filled out the application forms and sent them along with his transcripts to the university admissions office and is waiting on a reply. Assuming he is accepted, he will enroll at USC as soon as possible.
"I wanted to transfer closer to home and I feel like this will be the best fit," Williams said. "North Carolina is a great school and a great program, but I want to be closer to family."
From a football standpoint, one of Williams' former coaches has been in touch with the USC staff and Williams plans to talk with them once he's accepted by the school. Williams nearly signed with the Gamecocks for the 2015 class.
"Mon Denson committed and that fill up the other (running back) spot, so basically I ran out of time," Williams said. "He took that last spot. It was USC or North Carolina and that left me with the other option."
The Tar Heels have put some transfer restrictions on Williams including blocking him from going to another school on scholarship that will play them in the next four years. USC and North Carolina will meet in 2019 but that's not going to prevent Williams from joining the Gamecocks if he's accepted by the school.
"I'm going to use the GI Bill to pay for my first year," Williams said noting his mother was just recently promoted to the rank of major by the Army. So, if he's accepted to school, his plan is to walk on the football team and redshirt in 2016 with the hopes of going on scholarship for 2017.