Cookout visit shakes things up

Mike Williams, one of the top class of 2013 prospects in South Carolina, made a visit to Clemson last week for the inaugural All In Cookout.

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Friday's visit, his first since the June trip for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp, made quite an impression on the four-star wide receiver.

"It was real good. I got a chance to talk with coach [Jeff] Scott, coach [Marion] Hobby, coach [Dabo] Swinney and a couple of my friends that they're recruiting," Williams said in a recent interview with CUTigers.

Williams spent time with Clemson commitments Jadar Johnson and Demarcus Robinson, and 2014 target Kevin Crosby.

The Clemson coaches made a strong push for him.

"They were just saying that I'm that guy they want to commit next. They've got one more spot -- that spot's for me, and I'm a Clemson guy and I'd fit in their offense real good," Williams said.

Before the trip, South Carolina had the edge.

But that's changed, right?


Williams added, "I just feel wanted at Clemson. All the coaches make me feel like I'm at home. It's like a family.

What stands out about South Carolina?

"If I go to South Carolina, I can be their guy. Two of their starting receivers are 5-9. They're looking for a big wide receiver, and that could be me."

Williams plans to announce his decision on July 31 at Lake Marion High School. Clemson and South Carolina are the finalists.

He caught 65 passes for 1,269 yards with 12 touchdowns as a junior. ranks Williams as the No. 27 wide receiver in the class of 2013. Top Stories