After failing to make much of an impact during his freshman season, former blue-chip receiver JaQuay Williams will transfer out of the Texas A&M football program.
Can confirm WR Jaquay Williams is leaving #Texas A&M, per source. Talented athlete.. will be an interesting project for someone.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 13, 2014
"Yes, he is transferring," said Williams' uncle, Kevin Ofchus, per Carvell. "It was the distance, and standard things that college kids go through. Things just didn’t work out, and that happens sometimes."
Williams committed to Auburn out of high school in 2012, when he was a 4-star prospect and the No. 100 overall player in the class on the 247Sports Composite.
After failing to qualify academically, he spent a year at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia, became the No. 4 overall player on the Prep School Composite and committed to Texas A&M after seeing what Kevin Sumlin and Johnny Manziel did in 2012.
At 6'4", Williams is an imposing physical threat who could, with the proper coaching and situation, become a valuable red-zone target if not more. According to Carvell, however, if he transfers directly to another SEC school, he would likely have to sit out two seasons per the conference's transfer policy.
So where might he end up?
Louisville is a popular speculative candidate.
New head coach Bobby Petrino can sell his SEC-approved vertical passing system, and rumors also have former Georgia cornerback Shaq Wiggins, a high-school teammate of Williams' at Sandy Creek High School in Georgia, connected with the Cardinals.
Several people have told Carvell "not to be surprised if Williams and Wiggins both end up at Louisville."
Several ppl told me today to not be surprised if Shaq Wiggins & JaQuay Williams both show up at Louisville— Michael Carvell (@RecruitingAJC) May 13, 2014
If that is how things play out, Wiggins would reunite with former Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, and Williams would team up with an offensive mind capable of unleashing him.
The move would be a coup for the Cardinals as they transition out of the Charlie Strong era and into the ACC.
We'll keep you updated as we learn more.
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