Texas A&M doesn’t need help at running back. Not with Tra Carson and
Trey Williams James White returning and freshman phenom Kyler Murray likely to help carry the load in the running game.
The Aggies do need help defending the pass. Texas A&M ranked 66th or lower nationally in pass efficiency defense, yards per attempt allowed and passing defense in 2014. And with leading tacklers Howard Matthews and Deshazor Everett graduating, it’s an all-hands-on-deck type of season in the A&M defensive backfield.
So with that in mind, Texas A&M has moved running back Brandon Williams to cornerback.
Head coach Kevin Sumlin discussed the change with Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle: “He can always come back and play running back, we know that. Let’s see what he can do, and he’s excited about it. If he can help us (on defense), and it helps him in his career, it will be a great move for both of us.”
Williams ranked third on the team last year with 379 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 87 carries. A native of Brookshire, Texas, Williams originally signed with Oklahoma out of high school.