A freshman on both sides of the ball has shed their black stripe.
Safety Kourt Williams became the first freshman on the defensive side of the ball to become an "official" member of the team, shedding his black stripe on Monday afternoon.
Williams is the second overall freshman to lose his black stripe following receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who also shed his black stripe on Monday.
Williams already drew praise from Ryan Day, who went out of his way to praise the freshman safety during his weekly radio show last week.
“A young guy who I think has a chance to be a really, really good player," Day said on Thursday. "His approach has been excellent. He’s versatile, he can do a lot of things. So that’s someone to keep an eye on.”
Coming out of high school, Williams was rated the No. 12 outside linebacker and No. 166 overall player in the country.
|TREY SERMON||RB||SEPT. 16|
|JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA||WR||SEPT. 21|
|KOURT WILLIAMS||S||SEPT. 21|