A UK spokesperson confirmed the news Friday, which was originally reported by Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Williams came to Kentucky as a highly regarded prospect from McKinney, Texas, choosing the Wildcats over programs like Nebraska, Iowa, Oregon State, Houston and California. But the 5-foot-9, 155-pound athlete struggled to work his way into the receiver rotation during his first two years, catching only five passes for 59 yards.
The Cats are returning their top seven wide receivers from 2015, led by Dorian Baker (55 receptions, 608 yards, 3 TD) plus two promising redshirts in Tavin Richardson and Jabari Greenwood. Williams had not been a major factor this spring after dealing with an injury.
Kentucky will conclude spring practice on Saturday with its annual Blue-White Game.