Williams Weighing Final Decision

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. --- Despite signing an Athletic Scholarship Agreement with North Carolina in early August, Ty’Son Williams took an official visit to Wisconsin in November. Now the four-star running back isn’t sure where he’ll be enrolling come January.

“Right now, I’m just looking around making sure I make the right decision,” Williams said.

Williams, a 5-foot-11, 207-pounder from Sumter (S.C.) Crestwood, says he remains verbally committed to the Tar Heels, but is still considering Wisconsin. He’s scheduled to leave for college on Jan. 4. His exact destination – Chapel Hill or Madison – will be determined sometime between now and then.

“I’m just going to evaluate both of them and make sure I make the right decision,” Williams said. “I’m done with visits.”

Williams’s waffling was discussed during his official visit to UNC over the weekend.

“Of course they don’t want me to go to Wisconsin,” Williams said. “But at the end of the day you’re a recruit and it’s based off of where you feel most comfortable.”

Along those lines, proximity from home is one of the main differences between UNC and Wisconsin.

“I think [distance] is a big part of it,” Williams said. “But if I go to North Carolina I’ll be able to get home the same amount of times as I would if I went to Wisconsin. I’ll just have to fly in a plane a little bit more [to travel to and from Wisconsin].”

Williams’s UNC official visit was his first trip to UNC since committing to the school in late July. Prior to the pledge, he made a couple of visits to the campus.

“[The official visit] was just more in-depth,” Williams said. “I kind of did the same thing when I went up there the first time. This time, I got to spend more time with the players. This time, I just got a real detailed look on how the program works.”

In particular, Williams hung out with sophomore running back T.J. Logan, his player host.

“I was just asking him ‘How was it there? How was practice? And how they go about things?’” Williams said. “He answered all my questions.”

Williams also spent a great deal of time with UNC’s running back coach, Larry Porter.

“We were just sitting there talking ball and we went over some film of mine and [UNC’s] from this year,” Williams said.

“[Porter] said I just have to come in and work. That will show me where I’ll be at on the depth chart.”

Also throughout his stay, Williams had brief conversations with Larry Fedora before meeting individually with the Tar Heels’ head coach Sunday morning.

“We talked about how it’s almost that time for me to get there,” Williams said. “He told me to start preparing myself.”

Williams was selected to play in the “Touchstone Energy Cooperatives” North-South Bowl on Saturday. However, after Monday’s practice, a groin injury forced him out of the game.

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