ON LOCATION: Mike Williams

SANTEE, S.C. - Lake Marion High School head coach Chris Carter thinks the sky is the limit for rising senior wide receiver Mike Williams.

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Williams, who's ranked by Scout.com as the No. 18 wide receiver in the class of 2013, caught 65 passes for 1,269 yards with 12 touchdowns as a junior.

He also completed 20 of 35 passes for 354 yards passing with three scores and registered 25 tackles on defense.

"He could really develop into a deep threat and a guy that can get the ball, break a tackle and go," Carter said in an interview with CUTigers at Lake Marion last week. "He hasn't even tapped his potential yet. If he gets with the right coach and the right system that utilizes everything he can do, he can be a weapon.

"Everybody kind of compares him to Alshon [Jeffery]. I would more so compare him to a mixture of a Terrell Owens and an A.J. Green."

Carter added, "He just does some things and you're like, wow. He's not the type of kid you're going to see come into the end zone and slide, dance. He's going to hand the ball to the ref and get over to the sideline."

Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Marshall have offered.

"Things are going good. Coaches have been coming by [the last few of weeks]. Marshall, Alabama, USC, Notre Dame," Williams said.

Earlier this month, Clemson sent defensive ends coach Marion Hobby, who serves as Williams' primary recruiter, and wide receivers coach Jeff Scott.

"Coach Hobby came by another day. I talked to him [after the visit]. He wants to talk to my parents and wants me to come back down to Clemson, to get a visit in," Williams said.

His last visit to Tigertown was for the March Junior Day.

"It was good. I talked to coach Scott, coach Hobby, got to know them real well," Williams said.

What's the pitch from the Clemson coaches?

"They're saying that they run the same offense as us -- going to Clemson, it wouldn't change anything. It'd be the same offense. They throw the ball a lot."

Williams was impressed with what he saw from the Tigers during the first season with Chad Morris as offensive coordinator.

"They did real well. I liked it a lot. They got the ball to the wide receivers. I liked it," Williams said.

Like last summer, Clemson will host Williams during the Dabo Swinney Football Camp. He said South Carolina and Georgia are also potential visit destinations.

Williams maintained that it's his "focus" to attend one of the in-state schools.

He added, "I'm just looking for what's the best fit for me."

What will help make one school the best fit?

"A team that throws the ball, somewhere I feel happy and want to spend the next four years."

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