That title is a little bit misleading. Well, junior running back De'Antwan Williams is indeed the leading rusher for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, but his 59 yards through two games is only five more than freshman Jawan Jamison's. Either way, he's decided to leave the program, coach Greg Schiano announced Wednesday.
It apparently comes down to a depth chart shuffle that will cause Williams to lose playing time. A return to the team hasn't yet been ruled out. Dave Hutchinson quotes Schiano as saying:
But the door is open (for him to return). We care a lot about him. I wish that he'd keep competing and stay at it but he feels like it's not right. As I said, the door is open if he wants to come back but he's going to come back to the way it is.
Something had to be done to the Rutgers running game, which ranks 112th in the country below New Mexico State. Whether Williams was among the primary issues remains to be seen. Freshman Savon Huggins is expected to take over most of the starter's duties.
For more, head to Rutgers blog On The Banks.