Ryan Williams has decided to forgo his final two seasons of eligibility at Virginia Tech and enter the 2011 NFL Draft. His decision comes just three days after fellow tailback Darren Evans announced that he was going pro.
Williams ran for a total of 2,132 yards with 30 touchdowns. He is the 14th leading rusher in school history. As a r-freshman in 2009, Williams ran for 1,655 yards, the highest single season total in Virginia Tech history.
“There is no other place I’d rather play and there are no other fans I’d rather have than Virginia Tech fans,” Williams said in a press release. “They are the most loyal fans in the country. They were with me all the way, both when I was up and when I was down, and I thank them for making my time here so special. I hope they won’t be mad about my decision, but I hope they know that I’ll always be a Hokie.”
Williams is expected to be selected in the first three rounds of April’s NFL Draft.