West Virginia backup running back Donte Thomas-Williams has been dismissed from the team for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Coach Dana Holgorsen announced the dismissal in a news release Monday. Details of the dismissal weren't provided and the release said Holgorsen would have no additional comment.
Thomas-Williams rushed for 43 yards in four games as a redshirt freshman in 2015. Thomas-Williams slipped to fourth on the running back depth chart in 2015 after running backs coach JaJuan Seider left a critical review in late August. "He hasn't done enough in camp," running backs coach JaJuan Seider said. "Does he have potential? Yes, but we all got potential until we unleash it."
Head Coach Dana Holgorsen suspended Thomas-Williams in April for "conduct detrimental to the team" stating that "[his] future has yet to be determined."
Donte Thomas-Williams was a 4-star recruit out of North Carolina, where he totaled 2,400 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior. He was rated the #12 running back in the nation when he committed to the Mountaineers.