Tennessee’s week of attrition leading up to the Alabama game just got worse.

Former elite recruit Preston Williams has reportedly left the football team. News of Williams’ departure was first reported by Volquest, who cited multiple sources before reporting the news.

The 6-foot-4 receiver played in three games this year, catching nine passes for 89 yards. In his short two-year career, Williams registered 16 catches for 247 total receiving yards and two touchdowns for the Vols. The sophomore was rated as the No. 29 overall recruit in the country and the No. 3 receiver in the 2015 recruiting class, according to 247Sports.

The sophomore started two games this year and recorded a career-high five catches against Appalachian State in the season opener. With Williams departure, Tennessee is now down to eight scholarship receivers on the roster.

Before ever officially arriving in Knoxville, Williams won over the hearts of the Vol Nation after wearing Tennessee gear during an official visit to Auburn. Williams proceeded to recruit the other official visitors to Tennessee while on Auburn’s campus. The Auburn coaching staff cut his visit short and sent him home soon after.

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