Clemson cornerback sees bright future ahead for Ajou, Williams

Clemson cornerback sees bright future ahead for Ajou, Williams


Clemson cornerback sees bright future ahead for Ajou, Williams


Clemson redshirt junior cornerback LeAnthony Williams sees a bright future ahead for the Tigers’ pair of talented true freshmen wide receivers, Ajou Ajou and E.J. Williams.

“I like E.J., I like Ajou,” LeAnthony said following Thursday’s practice. “They’re both great receivers. Real young, different playing styles, but they’re both great receivers.”

Ajou, a native of Brooks, Alberta, who became Clemson’s first-ever international signee in December, didn’t move to the U.S. until 2019 and only played two years of high school football — one in Canada and one in the states at Clearwater (Fla.) Academy.

So, Ajou faces a learning curve when it comes to playing big-time college football, but LeAnthony has taken notice of the outstanding 6-foot-3, 215-pound athlete’s physical gifts and natural ability.

“He’s really just big and strong,” Williams said of Ajou, who enrolled at Clemson this summer. “He’s a really raw player but he’s going to be great when the years come on down the line.”

As for E.J. Williams, a product of Central High School in Phenix City, Ala., LeAnthony had a chance to watch him compete this summer when he participated in Cam Newton’s annual 7-on-7 tournament.

“E.J. is a really smooth receiver,” LeAnthony said. “I kind of met E.J. during the summer when he was playing with 7-on-7 with Cam. So, I got to see E.J. get to play a little bit.”

— photo courtesy Clemson Athletic Communications

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