Miami’s Williams not going to PRCC

Published 8:06 pm Thursday, August 17, 2006

Former Miami linebacker Willie Williams will not transfer to Pearl River Community College in Mississippi, head football coach Tim Hatten said Wednesday.

“He failed to reach some stipulations we set (for enrolling at PRCC and playing football) and I’ll just leave it at that,” Hatten said.

Williams asked Miami to release him from his scholarship in July, ending a saga that started in February 2004, when his record of 11 arrests was revealed publicly on the same day he signed a letter of intent with the Hurricanes.

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He was allowed to enroll at Miami, provided he adhered to strict academic and off-field rules. He never became a starter with the Hurricanes, prompting his search for a new school.

Pearl River won the 2004 NJCAA championship, finished last season ranked No. 3 among junior colleges, and is the top-ranked team in this year’s preseason polls.