EJ Williams

WR EJ Williams (6-3 189) of Phenix City, AL Saturday afternoon announced a commitment to Clemson over Auburn, Alabama and LSU. Williams joins Ajou Ajou as receivers in the Tigers’ 2020 class which now numbers 20. His commitment gives the Tigers recruiting victories for three of the most recent major prospects to come out of Central High. He will join former teammates WR Justyn Ross and SAF Ray Thornton in Clemson.

Williams and Clemson have long had a strong relationship. He visited twice for games last season. He made a pair of visits in January for junior days. He was back in March for a spring practice and in April for the spring game. He also camped with the Tigers in June and attended the All-In Cookout in July.

“Coach I have the strongest relationship with is (WR) coach Jeff Scott,” Williams said. “We talk every day about how I would fit in at Clemson. I feel like I can make an immediate impact. They told me I would be the “Nine” man, what Tee Higgins and (Justyn) Ross play. I’d be the boundary receiver.”

Williams said all of his visits to Clemson during the recruiting process were for a good reasons. He just felt like he had a home with the Tigers.

“I always get the same vibe from Clemson,” he said. “I always go up there and they show me a good time. They don’t have to put on a face because they see, oh, that’s EJ, we’ve got to act this type of way. They are going to act like that even when I’m not there. I know that. They give me that vibe every time I go there. I have a good time every time I go up there.”

And of course, Clemson’s recent history of taking in top flight receivers and moving them on to the NFL wasn’t lost on Williams.

“They develop players real well,” Williams said. “When Justyn was coming out of high school, I wouldn’t think he’d go for a thousand yards his freshman year and have the most receiver yards on the team. That just shows that they have a great offense and they know how to throw the ball and spread the field.”

Last season Williams had 40 catches for 668 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Video of Williams’ announcement