Former Nebraska receiver Keyan Williams tweeted out his commitment to Ball State today, where he will be eligible to play one season right away.
ITS TIME. pic.twitter.com/yJPZgsxEVR
— Keyan Williams (@Primetime_IX) May 29, 2018
Out of high school (New Orleans, La.; Lusher Charter), Williams was a three-star recruit that ended up going to Fresno State, then transferred to Nebraska two years later to be with his father, Keith, who was coaching wide receivers at the time. Williams never really got things going at Nebraska other than being a special teams contributor and tallied one catch in two seasons with the Huskers.
“I’ve been agonizing over this… and it is without question the hardest decision I have ever made,” Williams said in a tweet two weeks ago to announce his plans to transfer from Nebraska.
Entering Ball State, Williams is going to have a clear shot at getting some playing time. After losing nine straight to end a 2-10 season with a team that suffered a lot of injuries and finished ninth-worst nationally in scoring (17.9 points per game), the Cardinals can get all the help they can take.
Aside from Justin Hall, who led the team in most receiving categories, no returner had more than 30 receptions last year. Also returning from last year at this position are: Riley Miller (redshirt-junior), Antwan Davis (redshirt-junior), Khalil Newton (sophomore) and Corey Lacanaria (redshirt-senior).