Baylor running back Terence Williams is expected to transfer to Houston, according to 247Sports’ Chris Hummer.
Williams, who announced his intentions to transfer in December, will be immediately eligible for the Cougars.
The now-former Baylor tailback finishes his Bears career with 1,859 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. He accumulated most of his career rushing yards in 2016 when he broke out for 1,048 rushing yards on 185 carries.
His production took a dip last season, however, because of a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the first three games of the Bears’ 2017 season.
Williams was expected to leave the program midway through the year, but remained with the program through the end of the season.
Williams was one of the best players in the 2014 recruiting class. He was listed as the No. 126-ranked overall prospect by Scout.com and the No. 209 overall prospect by 247Sports.com.
The 6-foot-2, 222-pound running back was a 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl selection. He joined Baylor in 2014 and played on the Big 12 champion Baylor’s practice squad.
Baylor’s loss is a huge gain for Houston. The Cougars’ 2017 leading rusher — running back Duke Catalon — left the program in March because of “personal reasons,” per the Houston Chronicle.
Baylor, on the other hand, will rely on John Lovett and JaMycal Hasty, who led the team in rushing last season, for stability in 2018.