Clemson commitment Jordan Williams made school history on Wednesday, and he feels honored to have done it.
The defensive end from Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Va., became the first player in his school’s history to be picked for participation in the U.S. Army All-American Game, the nation’s premier high school All-American game.
Williams was officially selected to the game on Wednesday afternoon when he received his Army All-American jersey during a ceremony at his high school as part of the Army All-American Selection Tour.
The game will be played on Jan. 7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
“It is a huge blessing and honor to be selected in the game,” Williams told The Clemson Insider. “I’m really looking forward to competing against the nation’s top talent in January.”
Williams is proud to be the first from his school to accomplish the honor, but he’s just as proud for his school.
“It’s a really exciting memory for myself and Cox,” Williams said. “It’s really special knowing that I’m setting a milestone for the football program and school, and hopefully a few other of our players will follow with the young talent we have.”
Williams made history. Now, he’s looking forward to making memories at the game.
“Just being able to spend time with all the players I’m good friends with,” Williams said, “and being able to compete with and against them. Really just being able to take in the experience.”
As a junior in 2015, Williams tallied 39 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, five sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble.
Through eight games this season, Williams has 30 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles.
Williams committed to Clemson on Aug. 6 over Virginia, Virginia Tech and Tennessee among other schools. He has visited Clemson for the Tigers’ games against Troy and N.C. State, and plans to at least return for the South Carolina game.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound four-star is rated as the No. 4 prospect in Virginia, the nation’s No. 6 weak-side defensive end and the nation’s No. 87 prospect overall in the 2017 class.