Its been the summer of roster turnover for the Nebraska Football team. Since the spring game, a number of different players have decided they either wanted to quit football entirely, or would be better off with a different program. One of those players was wide receiver Keyan Williams who announced that he was going to be looking for a grad transfer opportunity. On Tuesday night, Williams announced that he had indeed found a new home in the form of Ball State.

Keyan Williams has been a traveling man

Keyan Williams started his college football career with Fresno State.

When his father, Keith Williams, was named the wide receivers coach for Nebraska, the receiver decided to join his dad on campus. After sitting out a year due to transferring, the younger Williams had an unfortunate setback, as he was injured during fall camp. Returning from that injury, he saw little to no action last season, recording just one catch.

After former head coach Mike Riley and his entire staff were fired last year, it was thought that Keyan might decide to depart again, but the player showed signs that he was willing to stick it out. A few weeks after the spring game, the Nebraska football player had second thoughts and did indeed decide he wanted to try other opportunities. While he announced that he was leaving, he did it in a way that let Cornhusker fans know that there was no ill will toward the new coaching staff or program.

Since Williams made his announcement, other Huskers have decided to leave the program, including former starting center Mike Decker who is giving up football entirely.

The road ahead for the Nebraska football program

Tuesday saw yet another Husker decide he needed to play football elsewhere.

Linebacker Willie Hampton was actually the second 'Backer this summer to announce that he was leaving. The departures seem to indicate that the Cornhusker coaching staff is working hard to remake the roster in the image they want for their system. It's a safe bet that Scott Frost and company would have liked to have kept Keyan Wiliams but it's far from a shock that he is moving on.

More of a possession type receiver, Williams doesn't really fit into the plan of having speed, speed, and more speed at the receiver spot. A key part of Frost's first recruiting class for the Nebraska football team was a pair of junior college wide receivers. Williams' departure will clear the way for them to get more snaps in the new offense in 2018.