Dontye Carriere-Williams, a sophomore cornerback from Miami, has decided to leave the University of Wisconsin football program, just two days before the season opener on Friday.
Carriere-Williams made this announcement through his Twitter account on Wednesday evening.
It appears Carriere-Williams’ decision has to do with his listing on the second-team on the season’s first depth chart, and not gaining a starting position this offseason. DCW came into the offseason as a favorite to start at corner for the Badgers this season, as he played in all 14 games last year, and started five as the third corner, more experience than any of the other Badger cornerbacks had coming into 2018.
For the number-four ranked team in the country, the Badgers have had a rough two weeks, losing starting receiver Danny Davis for two games, top receiver Quintez Cephus for the foreseeable future, and now Carriere-Williams for good.
Redshirt freshman Faion Hicks and sophomore Caesar Williams come into the season opener as the starting corners, with little to no real live game experience. Wisconsin is loaded on offense and strong in the front seven, but the back of the defense is very young, and Carriere-Williams’ departure obviously doesn’t help that issue.