Clemson gets a big target in Williams

Clemson landed four-star prospect Mike Williams on Tuesday and he will be a big target for the quarterbacks in the years to come. Find out what the Tigers will get in Williams here.

It has been a very good summer for the Clemson Tigers. Of course Robert Nkemdiche committing to the Tigers highlights the season, but he would highlight any class at any time. He is the top prospect in the country.

But since Nkemdiche committed to Clemson early in June, the Tigers have landed three wide receivers. Ryan Jenkins committed to CU at The Opening and he is one of the top slot receivers in the country, then the top receiver in Georgia, Demarcus Robinson committed to them at their 'All In' cookout in July.

On Tuesday, Mike Williams committed to Dabo Swinney and company over South Carolina and he gives the Tigers a great trio in the 2013 class at the receiver position.

Tramel Terry is the top wide receiver in the state and he committed to Georgia, but he is more of an inside receiver/athlete. Williams is a legit outside receiver with great size and a lot of raw ability.

Williams stands 6-feet, 4-inches tall, he is weighing around 185 pounds, and while having a great base/lower-body, he has a lot of room to develop physically in the upper-body. He still has a basketball player's body up top, so you can look for him to add weight/strength quickly after moving to Clemson in 2013.

He is a very acrobatic wide receiver that makes adjustments on the ball well, he can turn his body in the air to catch tough passes, and he he is a good jump-ball guy when in that situation.

He has good, not great speed, but his size helps compensate that some, plus he has shown the ability to catch the ball in traffic.

Right now, he is more a down field guy and that is likely where he will excel at Clemson, but as he gets bigger and stronger, he could be used more across the middle of the field.

An area he will be able to help Clemson in very early is when they are in the red zone. He has great length, he attacks the ball in the air, and he knows how to get up off the ground.

Route running is still something he needs to work on. He needs to work on his burst out of his breaks, make sharper cuts, and just sell his routes to defensive backs better.

Getting off the ball is something he work on too, but as he gets stronger, he will be better here.

Overall, Williams is a very good get for the Tigers. He has a lot of natural ability, he has a lot of upside, and he is only going to get better. He has grown up a basketball player, so once he gives that up completely, and works on the little things at receiver, he could really blossom in Death Valley.

Scout currently ranks Williams as the no. 27 wide receiver in the country.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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