Gregory Williams (6’3, 225) from Swansea, SC committed to Clemson after a return visit to campus last week. He was offered by Brent Venables after his showing during the Dabo Swinney Camp and becomes the 16th member of the class of 2019. This was an offer that came directly from Venables after working him out and evaluating him. It is a very interesting offer. Clemson is loading up on LB’s this cycle with the number sitting at four LB takes currently (that number will very likely go up to 5).
Williams profiles as an inside linebacker, a middle linebacker who is big and physical. You might have seen the tweet from David Hood with Williams and Tre Lamar standing next to each other and Williams having a longer arm than Lamar. His wingspan is ridiculous. Williams isn’t the prospect that Lamar was, but he is in the same physical mold.
Greg is a physical specimen, but a raw talent (see a theme emerging with this class). He needs to clean up his technique at the next level. His backpedal and ability to cover in space will need work. Also needs to sink his hips better and increase his flexibility. Doesn’t play against the greatest competition. Right now he stays at LB, but if he grows there is a chance he could migrate to the Dline. He has played with a hand down during his career.
Overall there is a lot to work with here and Venables in-person evaluation is hard to argue with ultimately. Raw but athletic. He picked Clemson over an offer from Missouri, but others were watching and waiting to offer.
Big shot out to Coach V for seeing potential in me on that note beyond blessed for this opportunity @ClemsonSPEED @gwright4show @LouatTheState @ClemsonTigerNet @CoachVenables pic.twitter.com/6QLc8RMlld— Gregory Williams (@Kinggw11) June 22, 2018
Logan Cash (6’3, 260) is from Winder, GA and is ranked as the number 544th overall player by the composite. He is currently a high three star player. Logan is a take at DE, probably more of a 5 tech, but he could grow into a 3 tech pretty easily. Logan is a sound technician who is advanced in that area compared to most prospects. Only thing he really needs to work on is his pad level, he plays too high at times. He understands how to not get out of position on the field and lose leverage, while demonstrating quality hand placement. His lower body is already thick—he has a good, strong base.
The question is really where does he play in college and will he be fast or quick twitched enough to play DE. He plays DE in high school and dominates, racking up the sacks. He is quick, but not particularly fast for that level, however, which might mean he needs to move inside. When he tackles he packs a punch and plays with a high motor and intensity. He will have a big transition to the college level.
UGA did not offer Cash, although he craved the offer growing up a fan of the Bulldogs as a kid. In a down year at DT, Cash could be a steal. If he wants to stay at DE, he will need to follow someone like Logan Rudolph.