Williams said that he does not want to be a distraction to his team, so he will make up his mind after Kentucky’s bowl game, according to SEC Country’s Joe Mussatto.
“The main thing is I don’t wanna cause any distraction within the team before we get ready for our game against Georgia Tech,” Williams said. “Trying to keep it as low as possible.”
Williams, a junior this year, said that he will meet with Kentucky Head Coach Mark Stoops after his draft evaluation comes back and from there, he will have a week to decide on his future.
If Williams decides to come back, Kentucky’s backfield would immediately be considered one of the best in the SEC. They’d have Williams, a sophomore Benny Snell, Sihiem King, and AJ Rose, who will look to get some carries next season after redshirting this year.
Right now, it is hard to project where Williams would fall in the draft. Some teams may be interested in taking him in the later rounds in hopes of using his speed and explosiveness on special teams, but Williams has not had much work as a returner while at Kentucky.
Still, running backs have a shorter time frame in the league and it is hard to blame a player for wanting to capitalize on that.
But until the matchup against Georgia Tech, those thoughts are pushed aside for Williams.
“Main focus right now is getting ready for the bowl game and just being the player I am, being there for my teammates and being able to enjoy this moment,” Williams said.
Kentucky and Georgia Tech kick off at 11 a.m. (ET) on December 31 in Jacksonville, FL.