Any hope Texas A&M may have held out for Brandon Williams to be one of the players to replace Cyrus Gray‘s production has all but officially been quashed.
It was reported back in December the running back had decided to transfer from Oklahoma to Texas A&M, and that he would be attempting to secure a hardship waiver that would allow him to play immediately. That won’t be happening, both the Bryan-College Station and Gigem247.com reports, as Williams’ appeal has been denied by the NCAA.
A&M has yet to confirm that the waiver has indeed been denied. If the decision stands, Williams will be forced to sit out the 2012 season in order to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.
In 2011, Williams was a five-star member of OU’s recruiting class, the No. 3 RB in the country according to Rivals. He rushed for 219 yards on 46 carries as a true freshman.