Former prized recruit Jamal Womble is one of five players leaving the North Carolina football program, a school spokesman confirmed Monday.
Womble, a four-star running back from Arizona, has decided to transfer as has receiver Rashad Mason. Tight end Randy White left the program, linebacker Hawatha Bell was dismissed, and tight end Vince Jacobs will graduate in May and leave the program.
Womble, a redshirt freshman, ran for 41 yards on six carries before breaking his right wrist in the sixth game. Womble, on his Facebook page, cited academic problems as the reason for leaving UNC.
Reserves Mason, a sophomore; White, a redshirt freshman; and Jacobs, a junior did not register a statistic this season.
Bell, a freshman linebacker from Charlotte who redshirted this season, was suspended for the bowl game and ultimately dismissed from the team.