2022 DT Mykel Williams (6-5 255) of Columbus, GA is a four-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite, and is ranked the #4 defensive tackle nationally. He recently narrowed his long list of offers to ten, and Clemson survived the cut. USC was among those left behind in this case.
Defensive ends coach Lemanski Hall is handling Clemson’s recruiting of Williams, and the two seem to be building a solid relationship.
“(Hall) said he loved my film and he can’t wait to get me on campus,” Williams said. “I talk with coach Hall every week. It’s been really good, just getting to know each other. He likes how knowledgeable I am, my get-off, and how I play. How well I play with my hands, and how I could be 245-260 pounds and blow by linemen with speed and still come with power. And my work ethic. As a player, I’m a hardworking and humble dude who is going to come in and make a program better. He said that I can come in and compete for a starting spot.”
Williams has done his homework on Clemson and said their 4-3 defense would be a good fit for him. He also likes other aspects of the program.
“I know as of right now they have the best facilities and they have a great defensive line coach,” he said. “I hear that it’s a great place to learn and they have a family atmosphere. They are all great coaches. I want to learn more about their history.”
Now that he has his top 10, Williams wants to get out to see the schools. Once the NCAA lifts the dead period, he wants to hit the road and get a close up look at the programs so he can make his own judgement.
“See, that’s where business comes in,” Williams said. “I’ve got to visit the campus or do a virtual visit and see where I fit the best at. When I visit, it will feel like no other. And if I go there, will I be able to play and how will they help me after I leave or after the league.”
Williams is coming off a monster junior season in which he had 69 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 17 sacks and he forced 5 fumbles.