For most of his high school career, Greg Williams didn’t receive too much interest from any power-five schools. Before Clemson offered him, Williams possessed just one power-five offer from Missouri. Clemson offered the three-star ILB on June eighth, and less than month later, Williams announced that he wold be committing to the Tigers. Today, Greg Williams signed his letter of intent; officially becoming a Clemson Tiger.
Williams said that Clemson was different than any other school because they “really wanted him” It is pretty evident that Williams wanted Clemson as well. Williams committed to Clemson just 13 days after the Tigers offered him.
247 Sports ranks Williams as the 941st best player in the 2019 class, 41st best ILB, and the 11th best player in South Carolina.
Williams may not be the most recognized player nationally, but he recently was selected to Shine Bowl of the Carolina's all-star game. The bowl featured some of the top talent from North and South Carolina. Williams had five tackles and a sack in the game that resulted in a 10-10 tie. In this game, Williams proved that he can play well against good competition.
Greg Williams is a powerful linebacker. Williams may not be the most agile, but what he lacks in speed, he makes up for with strength and instinct. Williams is always around the football, once he gets next to the ballcarrier, he is able to use his strength to make the tackle. It is very rare to see him miss a tackle.
I know he played LB at the opening and might be able to stick at the position, but with his insane wingspan, and I mean insane (in a class with lots of length), I just don’t see him not playing defensive end eventually.
Especially when you consider the amount of LB’s in the class and the potential logjam at the position (if a Safety recruit is moved to the Simmons cheetah/SAM position, even more so) if no one is moved. Williams is a wild card in this class. He hasn’t played the DE position so it is hard to project what that might look like beyond saying he is an athlete with really long arms. As an inside LB he will need to become more instinctual and play tougher inside, but the long arms help. He has the athleticism to play either position is the bottom line. Learning technique and refining his skill set will take some time regardless.