By Trey McCurry.
Most high school seniors will be attending graduation parties and enjoying their summers off for the next few weeks. Defensive tackle DeShawn Williams has a different plan for his summer; he will be in Clemson working out with his future teammates.
“Tomorrow I will be starting workouts with the team,” said Williams. “I came in to do a physical a few weeks ago, and the coaches told me that they wanted me to come in and workout early with the team. They went to the NCAA and got it approved so they told me to come in their June 6th. They said they see something in me and that the defensive line does not have much depth so they want me to get an edge. They are expecting me and Grady Jarrett to contribute early.”
Any goals for the 6’1” 300 lbs. lineman?
“I just want to come in, in-shape, so I don’t have to red-shirt, and gain the respect of my teammates. I want to work hard and become and outstanding player,” said Williams.
Has the former Daniel High school star been getting any advice from his new teammates?
“A lot of the guys have told me to follow Brandon Thompson. They say to just follow him because he is a great player and does things right,” said Williams. “A lot of the guys said they would look out for me. That just makes you work harder, so that when you do play, you make them proud.”
Williams will be officially moving into Clemson and starting classes July 3rd. He will be rooming with Stephone Anthony, Jerome Maybank, and Roderick Byers.