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Williams commits to Clemson


  by - Senior Writer - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 5:15 PM
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Clemson’s newest verbal commitment for the 2013 recruiting cycle said he knew his mind was made up two weeks ago, but wanted to take a few weeks of reflection to make sure he made the right decision.

It was.

Four-star wide receiver Mike Williams Mike Williams
Wide Receiver
6-5, 205
Holly Hill, SC

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of Lake Marion High School chose the Tigers in a press conference at his high school Tuesday afternoon. In an exclusive interview with TigerNet Monday evening, he said that attending the All In Cookout a few weeks ago helped make up his mind.

He then said he wanted to take a few weeks to talk the decision over with his family, and by Tuesday he was ready to become Clemson’s 16th commitment for 2013.

“I am ready, and I wanted to do it right now because my mind is made up,” Williams told TigerNet. “I want to say what I am going to do and get it over with. The recruiting process was good, but it can get out of hand. I am just ready to make a decision and get ready for my senior season.”

Williams had offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Marshall, Mississippi St., Notre Dame, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

He is rated by ESPN as the No. 199 player in the nation, the No. 31 receiver in the nation and the third-best prospect in the state of South Carolina. He recently narrowed his choices down to Clemson and South Carolina, and left South Carolina’s Gamecock Showcase in mid-July with the Gamecocks as his leader.

He attended the All In Cookout later, however, and knew Clemson was where he wanted to be.

“I went up there a couple of weeks ago, and it just felt like home,” Williams said. “I knew I wanted to be there. It was All In, like a family. It’s the place I can see myself spending the next four years because it’s so special. And my mother says she is fine with it, because she wants me to be all I can be.”

Williams- who was recruited by Marion Hobby and Jeff Scott - told TigerNet that he has a great relationship with the coaches.

“I get along with Coach Scott and Coach Swinney really well,” he said. “Coach Scott will be my position coach, and I call him once a week and we talk about everything. Not just about football.”

Williams said he also got along with Clemson’s current group of receivers, and seeing their success made him want to see if he could follow in their footsteps.

“I got to talk to Nuk Hopkins and Martavis Bryant, and I get along with them really well,” he said. “I have also gotten to talk to Sammy Watkins. I like talking to them, and they let me know what kind of school Clemson is and what kind of success you have in this offense.”

As a junior, Williams caught 65 passes for 1,269 yards and 12 touchdowns. As a quarterback, he completed 20-of-35 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns. As a sophomore, he caught 42 passes for over 700 yards and caught five touchdown passes.

2013 FOOTBALL COMMITS (16)

Name			POS	Ht/Wt		Hometown	
Robert Nkemdiche Robert Nkemdiche
Defensive End
6-5, 275
Loganville, GA
View Full Profile	DE	6-5/275		Loganville, GA	
Ryan Jenkins Ryan Jenkins
Wide Receiver
5-11, 177
Alpharetta, GA
View Full Profile		WR/DB	5-11/177	Alpharetta, GA	
Tyshon Dye Tyshon Dye
Running Back
6-1, 210
Elberton, GA
View Full Profile		RB	6-1/210		Elberton, GA	
Wayne Gallman Wayne Gallman
Running Back
6-1, 195
Loganville, GA
View Full Profile		RB	6-1/195		Loganville, GA	
Ben Boulware Ben Boulware
Outside Linebacker
6-1, 230
Anderson, SC
View Full Profile		OLB	6-1/230		Anderson, SC	
Dane Rogers Dane Rogers
Defensive End
6-3, 245
Shelby, NC
View Full Profile		DE/TE	6-3/245		Shelby, NC	
Jordan Leggett Jordan Leggett
Tight End
6-6, 235
Navarre, FL
View Full Profile		TE/ATH	6-6/235		Navarre, FL	
Dorian O'Daniel Dorian O'Daniel
Outside Linebacker
6-1, 205
Olney, MD
View Full Profile	OLB/RB	6-1/205		Olney, MD	
DeMarcus Robinson	WR	6-2/200		Fort Valley, GA	
Elijah Daniel Elijah Daniel
Defensive End
6-4, 255
Avon, IN
View Full Profile		DE	6-4/255		Avon, IN
Mike Williams	        WR      6-5/205         Holly Hill, SC
Scott Pagano Scott Pagano
Defensive Tackle
6-4, 280
Honolulu, HI
View Full Profile		DT	6-4/280		Honolulu, HI	
D.J. Greenlee D.J. Greenlee
Linebacker
6-2, 210
Central, SC
View Full Profile		LB/WR	6-2/210		Central, SC	
Jadar Johnson Jadar Johnson
Defensive Back
6-1, 180
Orangeburg, SC
View Full Profile		DB/S	6-1/180		Orangeburg, SC	
David Kamara David Kamara

5-11, 185
Loganville, GA
View Full Profile		CB	5-11/185	Loganville, GA	
Maverick Morris Maverick Morris
Offensive Tackle
6-5, 290
Douglas, GA
View Full Profile	OT	6-5/290		Douglas, GA









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