Williams makes his decision on early enrollment


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Garrett Williams works out at Dabo's camp this past summer

You only get to one shot to make the most of your last year of high school, and after a lot of thought Garrett Williams Garrett Williams
Tight End
6-4, 215
Orlando, FL

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has decided to do that.

The Orlando (FL) First Academy tight end and Clemson commit originally planned to enroll at Clemson in January but after talking with friends, family and other resources, Williams made the decision to stay in school and enjoy his final high school semester.

The nation’s No. 2 tight end and four-star prospect according to ESPN told TigerNet Tuesday night that his decision has nothing to do with his commitment to Clemson but that he wants to spend his final days in Orlando with friends that he has made over the last 13 years at First Academy.

"I've just been talking to my parents and to the people around me and the Clemson coaching staff to inform them of what I'm thinking," Williams told TigerNet. "I'm going to wait until the summer to enroll. My commitment is as strong as ever, so it's not anything like that. Your senior year only comes once. I want to finish it out where I started. I've been at my school for 13 years because I started here in kindergarten. I just want to finish it out strong and be able to graduate there with all of my friend and peers."

The 6-4, 225 pound prospect’s season has gone very well, even if he has spent the majority of his time carrying the ball instead of catching passes.

"It's been going really well. We're 9-1 right now and on Friday we play our first playoff game in the semifinals," he said. "I'm really excited about that. We went 4-6 last year, so it was a big turnaround to come out here this year and go 9-1 in the regular season. That was really exciting. Personal stats, we've been running the ball a lot and I have 98 carries for 1,042 yards. I think I've caught 11 balls for 228 yards. I have 18 rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns."

With the season coming to a close, though, Williams can now focus on celebrating his high school graduation with his friends and class mates.

"There's a lot of things. Since I go to a smaller school we go on a senior trip," he said. "We'll go to Breckenridge as a senior class and I would miss that. I would miss prom and different events. Ultimately, just being there with my friends and working out with them, I would miss that for the last time. I just feel like all of that is important."


Williams will travel to Clemson for the home finale against South Carolina.

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New Story: Williams make his decision on early enrollment
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Re: New Story: Advice from Dwayne Allen helps Williams make his decision on early enrollment
ziggy_1118
Hmmm, not sure how I feel about this...***
Billy L
Be happy for him. I can understand him 100%
SquishyWaffle
it says he is still a kid, no grown up enough
PetesPonies
He's doing what makes him happiest in life, which I fully
Tiger2017®
It actually says he's fairly mature, to make a decision....
TigerTown
Since when is being a kid at 17 a bad thing?
The Electric Aunt Jemima
Re: Since when is being a kid at 17 a bad thing?
agcflash
Re: Since when is being a kid at 17 a bad thing?
PetesPonies
He IS a kid. Dang.***
SquishyWaffle
Re: it says he is still a kid, no grown up enough
allorangeallthetime52®
Would you rather DA lie to him?***
tplemin
Would you rather DA lie to him?***
tplemin
Why do think we care Billy Coot?
CM Shack
Stop stalking me, you weirdo. What a loser...***
Billy L
ahhhhh the charade continues
CM Shack
Re: Hmmm, not sure how I feel about this...***
TigerDrewz
Re: Hmmm, not sure how I feel about this...***
BONNEAU TIGER1
Re: Hmmm, not sure how I feel about this...***
allorangeallthetime52®
With the depth and talent ahead of him
Kaplony
Re: With the depth and talent ahead of him
ziggy_1118
For a team so stacked at TE
Lilnaitch
Good job Garrett
CUPeake19
Re: With the depth and talent ahead of him
allorangeallthetime52®
We're really not that stacked with good experience
camcgee®
Re: We're really not that stacked with good experience
Purple_Panther
Williams will be the highest rated guy we've got at TE
camcgee®
Re: New Story: Advice from Dwayne Allen helps Williams make his decision on early enrollment***
tplemin
Honestly, if it were my kid....
TigerTown
Re: Honestly, if it were my kid....
TigerNut21®
College is way more fun than HS, though
camcgee®
I don't disagree, other than last semest SR year...
TigerTown
If it's anything like my highschool
SquishyWaffle
That happens on a bigger scale in college
camcgee®
Not if you are just 17
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: New Story: Advice from Dwayne Allen helps Williams make his decision on early enrollment
Purple_Panther
Didn't see any advice from Dwayne Allen
TonyTigerblood
It was actually Mr. T----he said
Billy L
I think you mean, "Don't be a foo, stay in schoo."***
Clemson_Alumnus
Don't blame him. Same school for 13 years, let him have it.***
ColaTownTiger
Guarantee it was his girlfriend
CU2013®
Re: New Story: Williams make his decision on early enrollment
Electric Orange
Re: New Story: Williams make his decision on early enrollment
Tgrlvr1989
Re: New Story: Williams make his decision on early enrollment
NCCU
Should say, "Williams Girlfriend decides he should stay in school..."***
dchinners
Re: New Story: Williams make his decision on early enrollment
tigersam59®
Life gets really busy really quickly - good decision!
oldhaitianrat
I Agree...have fun that last semester with HS Friends!
lightbulbbill®
Smart decision
SocMan2®
For me my second semester of my senior year was the greatest
MB93Tiger®
absolutely respectable!
Ctigermae

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