Damian Williams, a wide receiver from Arkansas who was selected to the Southeastern Conference all-freshman team this season, will transfer to USC and is in the process of enrolling for the spring semester, his father said Tuesday.
Williams, 6 feet 1 and 188 pounds, caught four passes for 62 yards in a 50-14, season-opening loss to USC at Fayetteville, Ark. He finished the season with 19 receptions for 235 yards and two touchdowns.
Last month, Williams was given his release to transfer from Arkansas Coach Houston Nutt.
Under NCAA rules, Williams must sit out a year before he is eligible.
David Williams said his son, who had chosen Arkansas over Florida last February, was contacted by several schools after he was given his release.
"We let Damian make his own decision," his father said in a phone interview. "We're concerned about his education, and we also want him to go where he develops to become the best player he can become."