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Colorado State Football: Tennessee transfer Preston Williams picks Rams

Former Tennessee Volunteer Preston Williams transfers to Fort Collins

NCAA Football: Georgia at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado State Rams receiving corp got a huge boost from a former SEC player. Preston Williams had decided to transfer from Tennessee after the Texas A&M game this year.

He decided to chose the Rams after a surprise official visit during the Colorado State game against Fresno State. Williams was also receiving attention from UCLA and USC.

Williams was a top receiving target coming out of high school. Ranking services had him ranked anywhere from the 19th best receiver in the country to the best receiver in the country for the 2015 class.

He had multiple offers coming from the best football programs in the country. Rams head coach Mike Bobo recruited him at Georgia when he was still there.

That connection, along with CSU’s cornerbacks coach Terry Fair who was at Tennessee when he committed to the Volunteers helped bring him to Fort Collins.

Williams for his career at Tennessee had 16 catches for 247 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was named SEC Freshman of the week in mid-September of 2015. Williams will be a big target for the Rams as he stands 6 foot, 4 inches and weighs 209 pounds.

The Rams have received big time transfers before. With Dee Hart being the most recent example. Marcus Houston transferred from CU back in 2003 and two years after that Nnamdi Ohaeri joined the Rams from UCLA.

Williams joins current Rams Michael Gallup, Olabisi Johnson, Anthony Hawkins, along with recruits Kalem Reddix and former Clemson receiver Demarre Kitt. The Rams receiving corp will be the envy of multiple teams for the next couple of years.