Monday, September 19, 2011
Rutgers RB Williams likely to transfer
By Kieran Darcy
Don't expect Rutgers running back De'Antwan Williams to return to the Scarlet Knights this season. Coach Greg Schiano said Monday that he thinks Williams to transfer to another school.
"I think he's going to find another place," Schiano said in his weekly news conference. "I'm not 100 percent sure. I think that's where it's headed. We've kind of moved on. I spoke to him before he went home for the weekend and I haven't seen him since."
Williams, a 5-foot-8, 193-pound junior from Woodbridge, Va., started at running back in the team's first two games of the season, rushing for 59 yards on 20 carries. But he was demoted on the depth chart last week during the team's bye week, and subsequently left the squad.
Rutgers is very deep at running back, including super-recruit Savon Huggins, who was ranked the fourth-best running back in the country in his high school class by ESPN.
Schiano did not confirm who will start at running back on Saturday against Ohio (2 p.m on ESPN3.com), but he did say that he expects Huggins to have a bigger workload. So far this season, Huggins has carried the ball 17 times for just 32 yards, but two touchdowns.
As for his decision to makes changes at running back, Schiano said, "You just look at what we've been doing, and the upside … you have to make some calculated decisions on upside and who will get better as the season goes on."