Williams looking forward to first Clemson game


Clemson defensive end commitment Jordan Williams and his team at Frank W. Cox High School (Virginia Beach, Va.) are off to a good start this season.

The Falcons are 2-0 heading into their bye week, and Williams has played a key role in the early success.

“The season is going great so far,” Williams said. “We’re 2-0 right now going into a bye week, and just preparing for the team we play next.”

Williams has provided his team with valuable versatility along the defensive front, playing nose tackle and defensive tackle in addition to defensive end.

Last week, the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder put the finishing touches on Cox’s 23-14 win at Green Run with a sack-fumble and recovery in the end zone for the final touchdown of the game.

“It felt good,” Williams said of the big play. “It was awareness, just being able to see the ball come out, and I was able to go track it down and get it.”

Williams has remained in regular contact with Clemson’s coaching staff since he announced his commitment to the Tigers on Aug. 6. Williams said members of the staff are planning to attend one of his games this season.

This Saturday, Williams will visit Clemson for the game against Troy. It will be the first time he has been to a game in Death Valley.

“It’s going to be my first game I’ve ever been to for Clemson, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the atmosphere is and being able to see how the team plays,” Williams said. “Hopefully I’ll see them come out with a win.”

Williams said life has been a lot different since his commitment.

“No more stress,” Williams said. “Talking to the coaches that I know I’m going to be playing for is great, knowing that I’m going to be building a great relationship with those guys on top of the great relationship I already had.”

Right now, Williams is doing a little recruiting on a couple of Clemson targets.

“I’m working on Drew Singleton and Malik Herring,” Williams said.

Williams is excited for his first game at Clemson this weekend, and he can’t wait to become a part of the program in the near future.

“I’m definitely excited knowing I’m going to be a part of a winning program that is constantly competing,” Williams said. “I know there is going to be a great future for me.”

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