Safety Cam Williams enters the portal after failing to connect with new employees

After Kalen DeBoer took over as the University of Washington football coach, 13 of Jimmy Lake’s players left the program before the Huskies played another game.

They either saw no future in DeBoer’s system, wanted out after a poor UW season, or had personal reasons — Jackson Sirmon and Cooper McDonald joined family members elsewhere — to leave Montlake.

With the transfer portal now reopened, Husky junior safety Cam Williams is the first to leave the program this week and the 14th departure overall since the coaching change, which confirmed reports of his departure on Saturday.