Wide receiver Damian Williams, who asked for a release from his scholarship after playing a season at Arkansas, has decided to transfer to the University of Southern California, according to a published report.
Williams' father told the Los Angeles Times that his son is in the process of registering for the spring semester at USC.
"We let Damian make his own decision," his father, David Williams, told the newspaper. "We're concerned about his education, and we also want him to go where he develops to become the best player he can become."
Williams was named to the Southeastern Conference all-freshman team after making 19 receptions for 235 yards and two touchdowns last season. He missed the No. 12 Razorbacks' 17-14 loss Monday to No. 6 Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
Williams was one of four players from Springdale High School to sign with Arkansas. Parents of Williams, quarterback Mitch Mustain and tight end Ben Cleveland met with Arkansas athletic director after the regular season to express concern about the direction of the offense, which relied during the season on star running backs Darren McFadden and Felix Jones.
Williams decided to transfer soon after the meeting and coach Houston Nutt granted his release, making him ineligible for the bowl game.
During his recruitment from high school, Williams had orally committed to Florida, then changed his mind and signed with Arkansas.