North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams is back in school -- but can he reclaim his job as backup to Bryn Renner? ROBERT WILLETT
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams is back in school after not being enrolled during the spring semester, team spokesman Kevin Best said on Friday.
Due to academic reasons Williams, who served as a backup quarterback to Bryn Renner last season, wasn’t allowed to enroll in classes during the spring semester. But he is enrolled in UNC’s first summer school session, which began earlier this week.
Williams, whom Rivals.com ranked as one of the top dual-threat quarterback prospects in the nation in 2011, redshirted the 2011 season and played in nine games last season. He completed 10 of his 17 passes for 127 yards, and gained 186 yards on 29 carries.
After missing spring practice, Williams will face some competition to earn back his position as the backup to Renner. The Tar Heels’ coaching staff during the spring lauded the play of Mitch Trubisky, a freshman quarterback who enrolled early. Trubisky ended the spring as the team’s No. 2 quarterback.