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2017 National Signing Day: Clemson Signs LeAnthony Williams Jr. to Letter of Intent

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Once again Clemson is bringing a Roswell, GA, player to Clemson. This time it is a CB with LeAnthony Williams Jr. signing his LOI today. The CB is 6’0” and weighs in at 170 lbs. With a little work in the weight room he’ll be in excellent shape for his freshman season.

Williams is considered a 4 star by the 247 Composite and he’s been moving up the recruiting rankings over the past year. He committed to Clemson last February and he’s been solid ever since. He was recruited by Brent Venables and Mike Reed with the main competition coming from UGA.

Assuming Williams takes to understanding the position at the college level, he should play as a freshman. The uncertainty at the position for the Tigers along with Williams’ physicality and knowledge of how to play CB means we should see him on the field. The coaching moves on the defensive side may accelerate this as well. Coach Reed will have more time to spend working with the corners and Williams will hopefully benefit.

QT’s Take:

Williams continues the very important, newly developed pipeline from Roswell, GA to Clemson. Williams gives two good corners in this class at a position that needs some talent upgrade more than any other on the defense. Criminally underrated in the composite ranking at 205. Definitely a top 150 player, if not fringe top 100. He will outplay that 205 number when it is all said and done.

Williams has good size at 6’0 and has proven himself against top competition in the state of Georgia. Williams still needs to keep refining some technique, things like body positioning, back peddle and flexibility, he has all the tools. Whether he redshirts or not depends on how well he can show in camp and how well other corners ahead of him perform. Quality addition who also committed early and never wavered, sporting his orange cleats and socks at Roswell.