Quick Hits with Kwam Williams

Kwam Williams emerged out of the recruiting process in late January, and on February 5th, he signed his letter of intent to play football for the Tigers. Today, we take a indepth look at the Atlanta, Georgia native in his report.

Kwam Williams
Defensive End
Westlake High School (Atlanta, GA)
NR: N/A Rating: **

THE STATS: Kwam Williams, who was named his team's defensive MVP this past year, recorded 128 total tackles with 14 sacks and one interception during his senior season at Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also named as a first-team All-City and All-Region selection and was an All-State honorable mention.

STRENGTH: Williams is an excellent defensive end prospect with the perfect frame to add more weight once he makes it to Tiger Town next fall. He has outstanding quickness coming off of his defensive end position and he could very well fit the mold of former Tiger end Byrant McNeal before he finishes his Clemson career.

,b>WEAKNESS: He'll need to continue to work in the weight room before arriving on campus this fall, but he has the overall speed and quickness that you'd like to see out of a quality defensive end. He'll likely be facing a redshirt season this fall to allow for more physical development, but he should be one to watch in the coming years.

WHY CLEMSON? "Clemson was it for me. That's where I've always wanted to be. The coaches, the players, everybody really treated me with the utmost of respect when I was there for my official visit back on January 10th," said Williams. "I liked some of the other schools that were recruiting me like Middle Tennessee and Oklahoma State, but neither one really compared to what Clemson had to offer me. When Coach Burns called and offered me a scholarship, I knew right then and there that I was going to play my college football at Clemson. I love Coach Bowden and all the other coaches; they've really made me feel like I was at home every time I've taken a visit there. I just can't wait to get up there this fall."

INTERESTING NOTES: Williams originally committed to Middle Tennessee State before receiving an offer from Clemson assistant coach Burton Burns in early February. He was also receiving heavy interest from Oklahoma State, Troy State, and Arkansas before finally deciding on the Tigers just before signing day. Kwam was also one of two players drawing heavy interest from Atlanta's Westlake High School. Wide receiver Brandon Allen also came close to receiving a scholarship offer from the Tigers, but he ended up staying with his original commitment to Troy State when Clemson wrapped up their needs at wide receiver with Chris Jefferson.

COACH STOCKSTILL: "We were real pleased to get Kwam Williams to Clemson and we feel like he'll be a good one for us before he leaves. He has a lot of speed for a guy playing on the defensive line."

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