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SEC Freshman RB Announces He's Transferring

A general view of SEC program Arkansas football field.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Arkansas redshirt freshman running back Maleek Williams is on the move. Williams announced his transfer from the Razorbacks this afternoon on Twitter.

After redshirting in 2017, Williams appeared in seven games this fall. He carried 27 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

He revealed his decision to transfer on Twitter.

"This is one of the biggest decisions I have made in my young life," Williams wrote. "I am parting ways with the University of Arkansas and will be enrolling at a new school next semester."

Williams was a three-star recruit in the 2017 class. He was the 39th-ranked running back in 2017, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

Coming out of Punta Gorda (Fla.) High School, Williams chose Arkansas over Tennessee, Oregon, Purdue, Illinois, Boston College and others.

Arkansas went 2-10 overall and 0-8 in the SEC in 2018 under the direction of first-year head coach Chad Morris.