The North Carolina running back depth chart just got a little more crowded for the upcoming 2018 season.
In late April, Antonio Williams announced his intention to transfer from Ohio State to join UNC. At the time, it appeared the New London, N.C., native would need to sit out one year due to NCAA transfer rules, before completing his last two years of eligibility.
But earlier this week, the News and Observer reported the Tar Heels filed a waiver in hopes of Williams playing for the team this season.
On Friday, the NCAA granted the waiver, making the running back eligible for the upcoming campaign.
Williams redshirted his first season as a Buckeye, before appearing in 8 games during his sophomore year. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound running back racked up 290 yards on 57 carries in 2017, averaging 5.1 yards per rush and scoring three times. Against Indiana on Aug. 31, in Ohio State’s season opener, Williams found the end zone a season-high two times and picked up 44 yards on the ground.