Former Notre Dame DE Jhonny Williams lands at Toledo


Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Former Notre Dame defensive end Jhonny Williams has transferred to Toledo.

The sophomore from Benton Harbor, Mich., announced he was leaving the Irish in June. He confirmed his transfer destination with ND Insider in a text message Friday.

UPDATE: A Toledo spokesperson confirmed Sunday Williams has joined the team and will be sitting out the year per NCAA transfer rules.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Williams was once verbally committed to Toledo early in his recruiting process. He also committed to Missouri as a senior at Berrien Springs High School before enrolling at Notre Dame last June.

Williams, a former three-star recruit, did not see the field in his one season with the Irish.

When asked in June why he was transferring from Notre Dame, Williams said via text message, "Great school, great place, just not the right fit."

Sophomore defensive end Jhonny Williams is transferring from Notre Dame. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)