Queen City QB looks at Tigers

CUTigers talks with another Charlotte area 2011 quarterback who's considering Clemson.

QB Marquise Williams Profile

Mallard Creek High School quarterback Marquise Williams is rated by Scout.com as a three-star prospect in the class of 2011.

Clemson offensive tackles/tight ends coach Danny Pearman and offensive coordinator Billy Napier keep in regular touch with him.

"We talk a lot of the times. They've come up a lot," Williams said. "They tell me it's a great school and they want me to come play for them. They want me to help them win a national championship, and an ACC Championship, first of all."

Williams has been to two games in Death Valley and also camped last summer.

"It's a great place to play some football, I do know that," he said. "It's so big. You can't even hear anybody in there because it's so loud. It's great."

Along with offers several ACC schools, he claims offers from Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, Oregon, West Virginia, Stanford and Syracuse.

Williams has only planned one spring practice trip, and that's to Virginia Tech, one of the two schools he visited this past fall.

Plans are in the cards to head to back to Clemson this summer for camp.

"I went down to the camp last year, so I'll probably go back again this year," Williams said.

As he's looking at each school, Williams wants to pick a school that gives him the best chance to play.

"I think I've got the potential to play at the college level. I want to go somewhere I can play and not have to sit all five years of my college years," he said. "That's the main thing, just playing."

Williams claims no favorites right now, but plans to commit towards the end of the summer.

"My family is from Miami. As a little kid, I grew up liking the team, but that doesn't matter," he said. "That's just a school I looked up to. But I don't have favorites."

During his junior season, Williams threw for 2,400 yards and rushed for 1,000, accounting for 40 touchdowns.

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