STILLWATER, Okla. – Following a year at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, Laney High School alum Larry Williams has landed in Stillwater, Oklahoma as the 6-foot, 4-inch, 318-pound redshirt junior looks for playing time on the Oklahoma State football team heading into the 2016-17 season.
Williams enrolled in classes and trained with the team leading into spring practice earlier this year. He was one of four junior college players to transfer into Oklahoma State under Coach Mike Gundy.
The Wilmington native was a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) First-Team All-American at Hutchinson Community College last season. He started all 11 games at left tackle and on special teams during his one year at Hutchinson, helping the Blue Dragons lead the Jayhawk Conference, ranked eighth nationally in rushing at 244.8 yards per game.
Prior to his stint at the junior college level, Williams played for the East Carolina University football team after being recruited by the Pirates out of high school. After redshirting as a freshman in 2013, he saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams for ECU during the 2014 season. He was eventually dismissed from the program in July 2015 after he reportedly “violated team rules”.
As a senior at Laney, Williams totaled 56 tackles, including 33 solo stops, one sack and two fumble recoveries as a three-star recruit and top 50 North Carolina prospect according to ESPN.com.