Ex-Buckeye WR Jameson Williams says Ohio State fans “disowned” him
The NCAA transfer portal strikes again.
Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams spent 2 seasons at Ohio State. During that time he totaled 266 receiving yards on 15 receptions, but was never a featured target in the Buckeyes offensive scheme. Thanks to a crowded receivers room, Williams was due to be the odd man this season as Ohio State looked to repeat their B1G championship.
Enter the transfer portal.
With the Buckeyes focusing on their All-American candidates Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave, Williams took his skills to Tuscaloosa in early May. He currently leads the Crimson Tide in receiving yards (1,028) and touchdowns (10). The breakout year with Alabama was all a result of those depth-chart issues in Columbus.
And Williams wasn’t shy about his feelings about his former school during a recent Instagram Live.
“Ohio State fans be tripping,” Williams said this week on the social media platform. “They don’t claim me. I don’t claim them. Ohio State fans be tripping. They disowned me. I went to ‘Bama. When I graduate, I will have graduated from ‘Bama.”
Now Alabama’s primary target in the passing game and a Biletnikoff finalist, Williams has racked up more yards for the Crimson Tide, has a higher yards per catch average (20.2), and higher yards per matchup average (102.8) than either Olave and Wilson.
After all, success is truly the best revenge. But in Williams’ absence, Jaxon Smith-Njigba has flourished. The sophomore wideout has 1,027 yards (2nd in the Big Ten) and 5 touchdowns on 59 receptions this year for the Buckeyes.
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