Former Ohio State DE Alex Williams is heading to the SEC
Former Ohio State defensive end Alex Williams, who entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal earlier this month, has made a decision on where he’ll finish his college career.
Williams announced via Instagram on Wednesday that he will be transferring to Vanderbilt.
“The Ohio State University has given me tools as a young man to grow, and I thank everyone who’s been apart of said journey. I’ve been here my entire life and grew up being in this position, but life has audibles. Coach Day and Coach Larry Johnson gave me an opportunity of a lifetime and I cannot be more appreciative of that,” Williams wrote. “Coach Mason, Ted Roof, and Haye… these men have given me an opportunity to play in the SEC for Vanderbilt University, while earning a phenomenal degree in the meantime.”
— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) January 30, 2020
Williams spent two seasons with the Buckeyes, but saw limited snaps during his career in Columbus. He didn’t play at all in 2018, using that season as a redshirt year. This fall, he was on the field sparingly.
Williams will have three years of eligibility remaining after leaving Ohio State. He will have to sit out the 2020 season due to NCAA transfer rules, unless he receives a waiver for immediate eligibility.