Former South Carolina DB Jamyest Williams announces transfer destination
Georgia native Jamyest Williams is returning to his home state three months after he announced his decision to transfer from South Carolina. The defensive back will play at Georgia State, according to an Instagram post.
Williams is from talent-rich Gwinnett County in Georgia, and will play for former South Carolina offensive line coach and interim head coach Shawn Elliott at Georgia State.
Williams is a former 4-star recruit in the class of 2017, and he played in every game this season, and at the time he entered the transfer portal was fifth on the team in tackles. His decision came after playing in four games in 2019, which allowed him to take a redshirt for the season and preserve a year of eligibility.
Williams’ career at South Carolina was marked by injuries, including shoulder surgery. But he was also versatile and could play three positions in the defensive secondary.
When the Williams’ news came out, coach Will Muschamp said, “He just wanted another opportunity, another situation. We support him 100 percent. I loved coaching Jam, and we’re moving forward.”
Williams was a notable recruit and reportedly chose South Carolina over Georgia. He was a top 10 player in the state of Georgia, and a top 10 cornerback in the country in the class of 2017, according to 247Sports.