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Sumlin, Texas A&M land former five-star recruit

Aggies new head coach lands former Sooners running back. Dave Miller

Print This December 19, 2011, 01:47 PM EST

Brandon Williams was the gem of Oklahoma's Class of 2011 signing class.

Now, he's taking his former five-star label to College Station.

Williams, who rushed for 210 yards as a true freshman in limited playing time with the Sooners this fall, is transferring to Texas A&M, where he will be closer to home.

The 6-foot, 192-pounder is expected to apply for a hardship waiver that will allow him to play at A&M immediately, but that request likely will be denied because he participated in eight games for OU in 2011. He would have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013 if he has to sit out next season.

Williams, who ran for 2,438 yards and 33 touchdowns in his senior season at Brookshire Royal High School (Brookshire, TX), is a big "get" for an A&M program that will be without star running backs Cyrus Gray and Christine Michael by the time Williams becomes eligible. It's also the type of high-profile recruit that new head coach Kevin Sumlin will need to land if he wants to compete consistently in the SEC West.

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