Williams commits to Clemson
|Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 5:15 PM- -|
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.
Four-star wide receiver
Mike Williams Mike Williams
Holly Hill, SC
View Full Profile 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.
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.
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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