Williams, 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, signed with the Hurricanes out of Homestead High School a few years back. After redshirting in 2011, Williams played in just one game as a redshirt freshman in 2012.
Williams got passed up by all the defensive ends on the current roster when the final spring depth chart was announced last month.
A former three-star recruit, Williams grew up a Miami fan but was never offered a scholarship under the Randy Shannon regime. Soon after Al Golden and his staff took over, Williams was offered by the Hurricanes and gave Miami his commitment not long after.