Morris, Scott see priority TE target

On Wednesday afternoon, Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris and recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott saw this four-star tight end from Florida.

TE Garrett Williams Profile

The Clemson assistants stopped by The First Academy in Orlando to see junior Garrett Williams.

"They came in the afternoon. It was great seeing. I love it all the time when I get to see them. I'm actually going to be up there Feb. 1 for an unofficial visit, so I'm looking forward to being up there again," Williams told CUTigers on Wednesday night.

He visited Clemson several times in 2013.

"It's a great place," Williams said. "I can't wait to see coach Morris, coach Scott, coach [Dabo] Swinney and coach [Danny] Pearman when I'm up there."

Scott serves as the Tigers' primary recruiter.

"Coach Morris and coach Scott both come down to my school every chance they can, every open period, so I see them every few months and I talk to coach Scott a lot," Williams said. "I have a great relationship with coach Swinney. I have a great relationship with coach Pearman from being up there so much. And coach Morris and coach Scott, I've also got a really good relationship with them."

In addition to the two Clemson assistants, Ohio State, Auburn, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, Indiana and Northwestern have also sent coaches The First Academy to check up on Williams.

Williams wants to visit also Florida State, UNC, Southern Cal and Stanford.

In the past, he's listed Clemson, Tennessee and Florida State as a trio of favorites. Three other schools are drawing serious consideration -- UNC, Auburn and Ole Miss.

"I want to say Clemson and Tennessee are probably ahead of the other ones right now, but that could change," Williams said. "I have to keep praying about and just see where God leads me, but those three probably have the slight edge right now."

After spring ball, Williams will have the list to five.

"And then, maybe, see those five one more time, and make a decision towards July, before the season starts," he said.

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