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Crestwood High School junior running back Ty'Son Williams has offers from Georgia, N.C. State, UNC, Duke and Appalachian State.

RB Ty'Son Williams Profile

So far, he hasn't had a lot of contact with Clemson. But that will change in 2014.

"I get mail from them and I'll get pictures. But it hasn't been anything personal," Williams said, during a recent interview with CUTigers.

"I talked to the [offensive] line coach, coach [Robbie] Caldwell. He was up at my school last week. He said they'll be looking at me a lot more. They'll be coming after me, recruiting me a lot harder this year coming up, so I'm looking forward to that."

Clemson hosted him over the summer for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

"It was a nice campus. The indoor facility is nice, the stadium. Outside of Clemson University, there's not too much going on. The whole town is pretty much focused on Clemson University," Williams said. "I like it."

Running backs coach Tony Elliott has also been in touch.

"Coach Elliott, he invited me to their last home game…but I wasn't able to make that one," Williams said. "I hit him back and he said, ‘I would love to get the opportunity to get you down there.'

"Pretty much, when he gives me the word, I'll be down there."

In addition to his one visit to the Clemson campus, Williams has been to Georgia, N.C. State and South Carolina.

Williams, who grew up in Macon, Ga., enrolled at Crestwood [Sumter] as a sophomore, so the connections to the Dawgs run fairly deep.

"It means a lot to me," he said of the Georgia offer. "I've been looking at them since I was little. That's the favorite team, the home team, that's who most of the people root for in Georgia. It felt good. It let me know that I've been putting in work and I've got to stay on my grind."

Florida State, Louisville and Notre Dame have also been in contact with the four-star running back.

As a junior, Williams rushed for 1,608 yards and 16 touchdowns on 181 carries. He also caught three passes for 59 yards and returned four punts for 112 yards and a score. ranks him as the No. 21 running back in the class of 2015. Top Stories