Williams breaks down the offer

Jalen Williams has an offer to enroll at Clemson in January of 2015. But it's possible that he could be permitted to accept it earlier than that.

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The 6-foot, 215-pound prospect from Blythewood spoke with CUTigers on Thursday about the greyshirt offer and what it entails.

"It could change and be a standard offer," Williams said.

There are a few potential scenarios that could make that happen.

"They're saving spots for a couple of five-star players," Williams said. "They're holding spots for a couple of d-ends, some o-linemen, some receivers and a DB.

"If one of the five-star guys that they're recruiting was to commit to another school, then I would have that 2014 offer, or if somebody was to decommit or somebody didn't qualify."

Regardless of what kind of offer he has right now, Williams is pleased with the opportunity to play at Clemson.

"I'm excited. I love Clemson. I'm just grateful to get the greyshirt offer," he said.

Earlier this summer, he spent three days at Clemson for the second session of the Dabo Swinney Football Camp. The visit lasted longer than he'd initially planned.

"At camp, it went great. I had my best performance for a camp at Clemson," he said. "I felt real loose going through the line drills. After that, we did mat drills, a whole bunch of position-base drills. It was great. Then, we went to the 1-on-1s. I was able to cover slot receivers and running backs out of the backfield.

"It was a three-day camp, but I was planning on only going for the first day, then coming back home. But, I guess, coach [Brent] Venables really liked me. He asked if I could stay the second day, so he could evaluate me."

At the conclusion of camp, Venables told "to be patient" through the process.

In addition to the greyshirt offer from Clemson, Air Force and Appalachian State have offered. Williams also holds offers from several Southern Conference and Big South Conference schools.

As a junior, Williams had 102 tackles and three sacks.

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