Cornerback Adds ACC Offer

Cornerback Ryan Williams talks about his latest offer and names his favorites.

Mobile, Ala.--B.C. Rain cornerback Ryan Williams knew it wouldn't be long before he received another scholarship offer after his dominating performance at the Scout.com All-American combine in Tuscaloosa. An ACC school jumped into the mix Monday afternoon.

"I was offered by Clemson today," said Ryan Williams from Mobile, (Ala.). "Coach [Dabo] Swinney came down to practice today and said if he liked what he saw he was going to offer me. He watched me warm-up and saw me do a little one-on-one competition. After a few plays he said he had seen enough."

"I caught an interception one-handed. I think after that happened Coach Swinney decided to go ahead and offer me."

Williams doesn't know too much about the Tigers, but he knows all about a former Clemson cornerback. A No.15 selection in the first round of the 2006 NFL draft.

"Clemson sent Tye Hill to the league," Williams said. "Tye Hill is the man. The ACC sent 34 people to the NFL this year. That a real good thing for me."

Williams is a physical defensive back that could play corner or safety on the next level.

The 5-11, 190-pound cornerback is excited about his latest offer, but said, "The offer from Clemson is good, but I am still waiting on the SEC schools like Alabama and Auburn. I am not saying they are dropping down, but they need to step in now. This is the best time to get me. I really want to stay in-state and shine in the SEC."

"I don't want to wait until after my senior season for the in-state schools to offer me. I already have a good relationship with both coaching staffs. Coach [James] Willis from Auburn sent me a text last week because he heard Florida State coach Mickey Andrews had come by the high school to see me."

"Coach Andrews said he liked the way I perform and was going to show my highlight tape to the rest of the coaches immediately. Maybe it's going to take a few more big offers for the in-state schools to offer me."

Williams was the top cornerback at the Scout.com All-American combine in Tuscaloosa and will rank as one of the best in the South.

He turned in an impressive 4.50 forty-yard dash and his leadership qualities were obvious as well. He stepped-up first in line during all the individual drill work and called out the best receivers during the one-on-one competition.

He was named to the Scout.com All-Combine First Team at the national combine in San Antonio and easily made the First Team again in Tuscaloosa.

Williams has received several phone calls and visitors since his combine performance.

"I received calls from Clemson, Vanderbilt, Southern Miss, Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss," he said. "South Florida, Florida and Kentucky came by last week."

"Today Clemson, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, West Alabama and Missouri came by the high school. Vanderbilt said they were real interested in me."

When asked favorites Williams replied, "I would have to say my top five are Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU and Clemson. I don't have an overall favorite."

Stay tuned to Scout.com for the latest recruiting news with Ryan Williams.


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