Wisconsin four-star RB decommits to visit B1G power
Antonio Williams will not be the next great Wisconsin tailback. At least, not for now.
The four-star recruit announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he’s decommitting from the Badgers.
“After talking to the staff and through thorough thinking and praying for understanding, I have decided to re-open my recruitment and de-commit from the University of Wisconsin. This is being done out of pure respect for the staff and I would not feel like an honest individual if I did not to this and took a visit to another school. I hope that all will respect my decision as I do what is best for me and my family.”
That visit Williams is talking about is to Ohio State, which is somewhat ironic. The Buckeyes’ five-star tailback recruit, Kareem Walker, caused a stir when he took an official visit to Michigan over the weekend. Williams just so happened to announce decommittment upon Walker’s return from Ann Arbor.
Williams, a four-star tailback out of North Carolina, visited Wisconsin on Sept. 26 when the Badgers took on Hawaii. He’s the fifth-ranked running back recruit in the 2016 class and was the third-highest ranked recruit in Wisconsin’s 2016 class.
He isn’t the first Wisconsin tailback recruit to make a change in recent memory. Four-star 2015 running back Jordan Stevenson wasn’t eligible to enroll at Wisconsin and switched his commitment to Nebraska.
The Badgers are currently dealing with tailback issues on the field, as well. Corey Clement has been sidelined all season with a groin injury while freshman Taiwan Deal went down last week against Nebraska.
Wisconsin will look to improve to 5-2 when it hosts Purdue on Saturday.