Ex-Ohio State running back Antonio Williams ruled eligible for 2018 season at North Carolina
A former Ohio State running back won’t have to miss the 2018 season and will be eligible to play for North Carolina immediately, according to 247Sports’ Inside Carolina.
Friday afternoon, Inside Carolina reported that Williams will not have to sit out the upcoming season, despite transferring from Ohio State in April. North Carolina applied for a waiver to clear their running back for the 2018 campaign and the NCAA approved.
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Williams, a native of New London, North Carolina, is a former 4-star prospect and was one of the top players out of his home state as a high school prospect. He didn’t see much playing time during two seasons with the Buckeyes, though.
In two years in Columbus, Williams rushed for 318 yards and three touchdowns on 63 carries. He rushed for 290 yards and three touchdowns in eight appearances for Ohio State last season. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
Williams put a hardship waiver into the NCAA last week. North Carolina opens the season on Sept. 1 against Cal.