Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Jarren Williams has changed his mind.
Tim Reynolds of the AP reports the Miami quarterback will enter the transfer portal. The news comes just days after former Houston quarterback D’Eriq King announced he would use his final season of eligibility at The U.
Once a four-star quarterback from Georgia, Williams initially committed to Kentucky in the summer of 2016. Billed as the next great Wildcat quarterback, he picked up a ton of scholarship offers the following fall. He backed out of his pledge for a few months, only to reveal in May of 2017 on Kentucky Sports Radio that he would in fact be a Wildcat. Seven months later he changed his mind and de-committed to Kentucky for the second time after he watched Miami defeat Notre Dame in Coral Gables.
The drama followed Williams from the recruiting trail to campus. Two weeks ago one veteran revealed to a reporter that Williams missed curfew the night before an embarrassing outing at FIU that resulted in three interceptions and a loss. “A few players seem more concerned about partying than focusing on football,” the anonymous player told the Miami-Herald.
Williams was 4-6 in ten games as Miami’s starter. Not all were ugly losses. The sophomore threw a school-record six touchdown passes in a win over Louisville. He finished the season completing 61% of his passes for 2,187 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Last season there was speculation that Williams would enter the transfer portal following Mark Richt’s departure, with Kentucky as the rumored destination. After adding Beau Allen and Joey Gatewood to the quarterback room, there’s no need to worry that Williams will bring his drama with him to Lexington.