Senior cornerback, Ronald Williams, who announced his intention to transfer from the University of Alabama back in April,  revealed his new destination with an Instagram post on Tuesday. Williams will be moving onto the Big 10 to play for Mel Tucker, former Crimson Tide defensive backs coach, and the Michigan State Spartans after just one year in Tuscaloosa.

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A transfer from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, Williams was a 4-star JUCO prospect and one of the top in his class. Despite receiving offers from many other SEC programs, Williams chose crimson and white, taking his talents to Tuscaloosa.

In his first season with Alabama, the junior cornerback suffered an early arm injury, forcing him to miss the first part of the year. Upon his return, Williams only saw action in three games, recording just one tackle in his appearances.

Although the Crimson Tide defense lost a significant contributor in the secondary from last season with the departure of Patrick Surtain II to the NFL, Williams was unable to take advantage of the open spot throughout the spring period. Instead, Jalyn Armour-Davis and Josh Jobe have taken the first team reps for the spring. Along with the rise of incoming freshman, Ga'Quincy McKinstry, Williams would have likely not seen much playing time this season, leading to his transfer.

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Despite not seeing much success with the Crimson Tide, Williams was still a very highly JUCO prospect not long ago, and should land right on his feet with another power five team. Pairing with a former Crimson Tide coach in Mel Tucker, the senior cornerback should have be able to find success in a new program.

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