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Class of 2020 DT Tre Williams Signs Clemson Letter of Intent

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Clemson is continuing to build depth at DT today after Tre Williams signed his Letter of Intent. The Washington D.C. product joings Bryan Bresee and Demonte Capehart to fill out Clemson’s trio of DTs. Williams is considered a 4-star by 247 Sports and has a .9611 player rating. He is considered the 7th best DT prospect in the country. Todd Bates was Williams’ primary recruiter and he was able to convince Williams to become a Clemson Tiger instead of a member of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He will arrive at Clemson measuring 6’2” and weighing 306 lbs.

Though Williams comes from DC his HS plays an excellent schedule against quality competition. That said he’s likely going to have to work to improve his strength and flexibility when he gets on campus. Because of the depth at DT it is possible Wiliams could earn some snaps in 2020, but it will depend on what work he puts in during the offseason.

QT’s Take:

Tre Williams almost gets lost in this recruiting cycle of immense talents, but Williams was instrumental in helping to build this class. He was part of the glue that helped solidify the relationships with Bresee and bring in other players in this class. Williams is another big personality that people want to be around.

Williams is a top 100 player and the composite number 87 overall. He is 6’2.5 but he is a thick, wide body that is hard to move when he anchors. He plays a lot like Wilkins as a high school player because he is able to use his quickness to knife through defenses and get TFLs. Really quick, explosive twitch off the snap. He needs to improve his strength and pad level in college. Will likely start at three tech but could also play nose with more strength gains.

Williams is the type of player Clemson has been able to stockpile and rotate in the past. Since he has played against good competition, the jump to college won’t be that steep and Tre is a cut above players taken last year (not named Tyler Davis).