Williams Starts Practice - Heading to Clemson

Williams Starts Practice - Heading to Clemson


Williams Starts Practice - Heading to Clemson


Clemson verbal commitment DeShawn Williams hit the practice fields for the first time on Saturday.

“We had our first practice yesterday (Saturday). We start two-a-days on Monday. Our first practice was real motivating. It felt good to get back on the field and watch my teammates working hard. It was good to see what we have to work with this year,” said Williams.

Daniel will have the challenge of playing on the road this season for the entire year.

“We have our first game August 27 against Easley. All of our games are away this year and they work on the new stadium. We will be the home team for the Westside and BHP games, but they will be at Easley. In week two we play at Greenville. That will be a repeat of the playoff game we had last year,” said Williams.

Expect to see the Daniel standout at Clemson this week.

“I talked with coach Brooks this week. He told me they go full pads on Saturday. I told Dwayne Allen and Nuke I would come out on Saturday,” said Williams.

Former teammate DeAndre Hopkins is giving the top defensive tackle some advice.

“He is just telling me when I get here I will have to have the mentality to work hard. He tells me to stay humble. Whatever you did in high school is water under the bridge. It is a fresh start and you have to work your way up again. He tells me I will need to make time for myself and once I get use to it I will love it,” said Williams.

Every week DeShawn keeps in touch with some of his future teammates.

“I have been talking a lot with Cortez and Marlin. I have also talked a good bit with Grady,” said Williams.

The prize recruit is excited about his final season at Daniel.

“We are going to be good. We have to rebuild because Superman is gone. I have to step up and be a leader. My coach told me I have to dominate this year. I know I will be double and triple teamed. Dwayne Allen told me I need to be a vocal leader and get the guys motivated,” said Williams.



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