2008 Signee Update: Jonathan Willard

With just a few days remaining until he's officially done with high school, Jonathan Willard sees his college football career squarely on the horizon.

LB Jonathan Willard Profile

"Things are going pretty good," he told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "Everything is going by so fast right now. I can't believe I'm about to graduate."

The Loris High standout has put on some weight while working on the workout plan the Clemson coaches provided.

"It is going real good. I put on some weight. Yesterday I weighed in at 211. Last season I was about 204," said Willard.

What is the Palmetto state star looking forward to the most about getting to Clemson?

"I am just ready to start the workouts with my teammates. I want to try to get bigger. I am hoping to be at 220 or 225," replied Willard. "They are just telling me they are ready to get me on campus."

How does Willard feel about leaving home to head to college?

"In a way I am nervous. In a way I am looking forward to it. My family is ready for me to go," replied Willard. "I am heading up on June 28."

According to the star defender, he expects to be fine when it comes to qualifying.

"Yeah I am in good shape. I graduate on Thursday," said Willard.

Willard recorded 89 total tackles during his senior season, despite missing half the year with a knee injury. He also added 702 yards rushing.

For his efforts he was named to the North-South All-Star game. He was also the No. 35 weakside linebacker prospect in the nation and a three-star prospect according to Scout.com.

As a junior, Willard was named to the All-State team after collecting 130 tackles including 14 for a loss and forcing five fumbles from his middle linebacker spot.

He was recruited to Clemson by assistant coach Dabo Swinney.

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