At the start of the season, if you were to ask around which freshman was most likely to have an impact on the Texas A&M offense in 2013, there was a high probability Jaquay Williams would have been the answer. It wasn’t to be, as Williams played in 10 games, but caught only 4 passes for 71 yards and a TD.
The Tyrone, Georgia native had a somewhat circuitous route to College Station, transferring during high school, before signing with Auburn. However, after falling short of eligibility requirements, he spent a year at Fork Union prep school getting his affairs in order.
At 6’3 and 217 pounds, plus a ton of ability, Williams will likely have his pick of colleges, although it’s unlikely the Aggies will grant him release to another SEC school. Talk around the water cooler suggests that Louisville is the likely target school, but how much stock can be taken from that remains to be seen. Regardless he’ll have to sit out a year unless he chooses to drop a level or attend community college.
The transfer appears to be amicable, with distance from home cited as the primary reason. The likelihood is Williams will transfer to somewhere within SEC country, if not the conference, hence the Louisville talk.