Former Tennessee wide receiver Preston Williams is transferring to Colorado State.
A former 5-star recruit is on his way to Fort Collins, Colorado.
Preston Williams, who was granted his release from Tennessee in October, is transferring to Colorado State to play for head coach Mike Bobo’s Rams.
The new Colorado State receiver tweeted how pumped he was to join the Rams by saying, “[I’m] excited about joining the CSU Rams family!”
Williams, who was the No. 1 wide receiver and No. 15 overall player in the 2015 recruiting class, signed with the Volunteers out of Lovejoy High School in Georgia. He fielded offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State and Ohio State, among others, and took official visits to Auburn and Georgia before ultimately signing on the dotted line with Tennessee.
Bobo was Georgia’s offensive coordinator at the time of Williams’ recruitment and obviously knows the wideout well from having recruited him out of high school.
Williams isn’t the only former bluechip prospect to leave the Vols since the calendar flipped to November. Former 4-star running back Jalen Hurd announced he’d be transferring from Tennessee last week, and while there are a several destinations where he could end up, Colorado State doesn’t quite make the short list.
In six career games with the Vols, Williams caught 16 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns.