Texas A&M to try former 5-star RB recruit at cornerback this season
DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 20: Brandon Williams #1 of the Texas A&M Aggies scores on a 10-yard touchdown run past Jonathan Yenga #1 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs in the first half of their game at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Texas A&M will look to improve their defense from top to bottom in 2015 after struggling on that side of the ball in 2014. Head coach Kevin Sumlin and new defensive coordinator John Chavis are looking wherever they can to find players that can help the defense improve, even if it means moving guys from offense to defense.

Running back Brandon Williams — a former 5-star recruit — will move to cornerback this season according to Sumlin, and if it doesn’t work out he can move back to running back.

“He can always come back and play running back, we know that,” Sumlin said to the Houston Chronicle. “Let’s see what he can do, and he’s excited about it. If he can help us (on defense), and it helps him in his career, it will be a great move for both of us.”

Williams was the Aggies’ third leading rusher in 2014 with 87 rushes for 379 yards and three touchdowns. Now, he will try his hand as a corner for the Aggies, who the 83rd ranked pass defense in the country in 2014.

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