Jarren Williams is officially in the transfer market, according to Louisville superfan Pat Forde.
Tom Mars, attorney to the transfer stars in college football, has added another client: Miami QB Jarren Williams. He played in just one game for the Hurricanes as a true freshman this season.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) December 19, 2018
Tom Mars is an attorney who actually aids college athletes with petitioning the NCAA for immediate eligibility. That would suggest he’s no lock to end up at Kentucky, as it’s hard to see him wanting to spend two years as a backup to Terry Wilson if he could be playing in both of them.
Jarren Williams toyed with the Kentucky Football fanbase and coaching staff when he made two separate commitments to UK before signing with Miami in the 2018 class.
After just one year with the Hurricanes, it appears Williams has had another change of heart, as he is is planning to transfer from Miami, per 247 Sports.
The quarterback was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and was ranked the No. 5 pro-style quarterback in 2018.
Williams was a backup for the Hurricanes in his first season appearing in only one game where he completed one pass for 17 yards.
Is not official that Williams is transferring as a Miami beat writer tweeted this today from the Hurricanes bowl practice.
247Sports reporting that Miami Hurricanes freshman QB Jarren Williams is transferring. I am outside now at bowl practice and Jarren Williams is here participating. At this second he is signaling in plays.— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) December 19, 2018
However, multiple reports state Williams will indeed be leaving the U, and similarly to Georgia’s Justin Fields that his name will appear in the transfer portal, which would allow him to speak with other schools.
There is much speculation that if Williams transfers that Kentucky will be his destination.
Williams twice committed to UK; thus, Williams surely likes what he sees in the Wildcats.
What’s also intriguing is Williams has earned a redshirt season by only playing in one game in 2018. This means he would be available to play for two seasons after both Terry Wilson and Gunnar Hoak leave following 2020.
Thus, it isn’t crazy to bring in a talented quarterback even when the starting role seems solidified for the next two seasons.
There has also been speculation created by none other than Vance Marrow that there could be players that regret not choosing Kentucky out of high school.
“I’m going to tell you, some of the dudes that we lost in the 2018 class, even the 2017 class, you’ll see them talking to some of our other players saying ‘Man, I knew we should have went there.’ I saw it, but it was like they didn’t believe it. Then when we went down to beat Florida, it really changed the whole game.”
Perhaps it was a coincidence, though Marrow made those comments just a few hours before news broke that Williams was transferring.