North Carolina sophomore running back Ty’Son Williams is transferring out of the program, according to the Fayetteville Observer. Williams saw limited action as a true freshman in 2015, rushing 19 times for 57 yards.
A native of Sumter, S.C., Williams was considered a 4-star recruit and the No. 22 running back in the 2015 class coming out of high school, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He enrolled at UNC in the spring of last year.
Williams’ departure leaves the program with four scholarship ball-carriers for this fall. That group is led by Elijah Hood, who rushed for 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns last season on the way to first-team All-ACC honors. The unit also includes seniors T.J. Logan and Khris Francis, as well as freshman Jordon Brown.
The Tar Heels have one running back — Clearwater, Fla., native and consensus 4-star recruit Adarius Lemons — committed to their 2017 class.