Former Ohio recipient Jameson Williams announced Monday that he plans to move to Alabama.
Williams Jr. will be eligible to play immediately after the NCAA voted last month to allow players to transfer once without having to wait a year of competition.
A former four-star prospect, Williams has played in every game for Bucky for the past two seasons, including last season’s national championship loss to Alabama.
The St. Louis-born caught nine passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns in eight games last season.
Williams is known as a fast-paced successor who set a state record in high school in the 300-meter hurdles, beating a mark previously held by former bachelors who escaped Ezekiel Elliott.
Alabama needs experienced broadcasters after Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith and Jalen Waddle left for the NFL.
John Metchi III, Jr., is the only returning receiver to make more than three starts last season. Mechi started 11 games and caught 55 assists for 916 yards and six touchdowns.
Alabama is set to open the season against Miami on Sept. 4 in Atlanta.