Arkansas running back Maleek Williams will reportedly opt to transfer to a new college football program, according to a report from Hawg Beat. The pending departure of the redshirt freshman will add another name to a growing list of transferring players out of Arkansas this offseason.
Williams appeared in seven games for the Hogs this season, in which he carried the football 27 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns. But with a running back position led by sophomore Rakeem Boyd and his team-leading 734 rushing yards and sophomore Chase Hayden finishing the season as Arkansas’ third-leading rusher and junior Devwah Whaley as the second-leading rusher, the opportunity to play a significant role in the running game did not appear to be in the cards in the near future for Williams at Arkansas.
Where Williams goes next is undetermined, but he will have to sit out a year before being eligible to play again at his next school if it is an FBS program. He would be eligible to play in 2019 at any FCS program or below.
Williams is the sixth Arkansas player to transfer from Arkansas this offseason.