Miami football quarterback Jarren Williams entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal. Three schools could benefit the most from his arrival.
The new NCAA transfer policies continue to make a significant difference in the sport of college football. After D’Eriq King announced his transfer from Houston to Miami, Jarren Williams announced his decision to enter the transfer portal.
This decision comes down after a disastrous 2019 season for the Hurricanes brought on by overall inefficiencies on the offensive side of the ball.
Williams will get a second chance after starting his career with a rough two years with Miami. This past season, he threw for 2,187 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions on 169 completions (out of 276 attempts). He played in all 13 games for the Hurricanes while starting in 10 of them. As a redshirt freshman, he beat out N’Kosi Perry and Ohio State transfer Tate Martell.
There were multiple situations where Williams played great in big games. One example is his six-touchdown performance against the Louisville Cardinals. Another is his 313-yard and two-touchdown passing performance against the Florida State Seminoles.
He also experienced highly inconsistent performances last season for the Hurricanes. One example is the three-interception performance in Miami’s 30-24 loss to the FIU Panthers. Lastly, he completed under 50 percent passes with no touchdowns and one interception in the Hurricanes’ 14-0 loss to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in the 2019 Independence Bowl.
Much of the inconsistencies were a result of terrible coaching by first-year offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Dan Enos. The Hurricanes finished the season ranked 90th in the nation in points per game (25.7) and 98th in total yards accounted for per game (367.4). The offensive line was atrocious last season they gave up 51 total sacks this past season.
With a new outlook towards his college career, Williams is looking to rebound with a team that can play right away if he is granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA. He might play better for a team that has had some recent success with a dual-threat quarterback like himself.
Here are three potential transfer destinations for Williams.