Jafar Williams may be returning to his alma mater for the 2018 college football season, as the Rutgers wide receivers coach has reportedly been hired to join the coaching staff of Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin.
According to a report by Keith Sargeant of NJ.com on Thursday morning, Williams has been hired by Maryland as the team’s new running backs coach.
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— Keith Sargeant (@KSargeantNJ) February 1, 2018
Although Williams was serving as the wide receivers coach — the position he played in college — with Rutgers, he has experience as a running backs coach. From 2013-15, Williams was the running backs coach at Purdue.
With the addition of Williams to the coaching staff, Durkin does not have any other roles that need to be filled on his coaching staff for 2018. In addition, Williams will likely help Maryland with recruiting, as had a strong recruiting presence in New Jersey in his time with Rutgers.
As a player, Williams spent 2000-03 with Maryland, where he recorded 1,301 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns in his career.