In response to being dropped to third on the depth chart, tailback De'Antwan "Rocket" Williams is leaving the Rutgers football team. This is somewhat surprising given the family pressure Williams faced to stay at RU after last season, but an even bigger surprise was that Williams did not transfer after two seasons on a bench, given that Rutgers has signed an all-everything freshman in Savon Huggins.
Huggins and Williams were roughly equal in the early going, with the main difference that Williams was two classes ahead. Backups Jeremy Deering and Jawan Jamison weren't far behind. In that sense, being demoted to third-string is not much of an insult, although it's easy to see why it may come off as frustrating. That's probably why Schiano hasn't entirely closed the door on Rocket returning.
Williams has an awful lot of talent, with his main drawback thus far behind a tendency to run horizontally instead of straight-ahead. He's capable of being a quality starter and excelling elsewhere, having had the misfortune to play the same position as Savon Huggins. Losing Williams certainly hurts the team's depth in the backfield, but you won't find many Rutgers fans who aren't looking forward to Savon toting the rock full-time.
Basically, all hail our new tailback overlord, and it sure would have been nice if Ray Graham's grades weren't awful three years ago.