WR Williams transferring from A&M

May, 13, 2014
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After one season with the program, Texas A&M receiver Ja'Quay Williams is looking for a new home.

The soon-to-be-sophomore receiver is transferring out of the program. Texas A&M football spokesman Alan Cannon confirmed Tuesday that Williams is not expected to be on the roster this fall.

Williams' uncle, Kevin Ofchus, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that distance from his home state of Georgia was among the factors in Williams' decision to leave A&M.

"It was the distance, and standard things that college kids go through," Ofchus told AJC.com. "Things just didn’t work out, and that happens sometimes. It’s no big deal. There’s no issues or anything like that. He left Texas A&M on good terms and he’s looking forward to moving ahead. He’s just looking for a place to fit in."

In 2013, Williams appeared in 10 games for the Aggies as a true freshman, finishing with four catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. A product of Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., Williams was four-star recruit who signed with the Aggies in the 2013 recruiting class after one season of post-high school prep ball at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.

Williams was one of six receivers the Aggies signed in the 2013 recruiting class and he's the second of the 2013 receiver crop to transfer. ESPN 300 receiver Sebastian LaRue, who redshirted last season, transferred to Washington State earlier this year. The other four in the class -- Ricky Seals-Jones, LaQuvionte Gonzalez, Kyrion Parker and Jeremy Tabuyo -- remain on the A&M roster and will compete for playing time this fall, with Seals-Jones and perhaps Gonzalez expected to be serious contenders for a starting spot.

With four more receivers signed in the 2014 recruiting class -- two of which (Speedy Noil, Joshua Reynolds) enrolled early and saw significant playing time during spring practice in March and April -- the competition at receiver is heavy for the Aggies. Only one starter from the 2013 squad -- senior Malcome Kennedy -- is returning, leaving three starting spots open for a host of contenders.

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Texas A&M/SEC reporter

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