Trent Howard, OL
Briarwood Christian High School
Head Coach: Matthew Forester
Overall: One of the most versatile offensive linemen in the Clemson freshman class who played all five positions on the line in high school … started at multiple offensive line positions in 2019 based on whom was the best defensive lineman his team would face … originally committed to Georgia Tech … was the sixth offensive line commitment in this class … his father, Johnny, was a teammate of Dabo Swinney at Alabama, including during its 1992 National Championship season.
In High School: Played the 2019 season for Matthew Forester at Briarwood Christian High School in Birmingham … played his first three years for Fred Yancey, the veteran coach who retired after 2018 season … helped Briarwood Christian to a 45-10 record over his four years … three-year starter … team posted an 11-4 record in 2019 … helped his squad to a 9-3 mark his junior year, a 13-1 record his sophomore year and a 12-2 mark in his freshman season … reached quarterfinals of the state tournament his freshman year and reached the finals in 2017 … also had experience as long snapper … attended Dabo Swinney Football Camp six years during his youth … was a PrepStar All-Regional selection.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on Dec. 6, 2019, 12 days prior to signing … recruited to Clemson by Robbie Caldwell and Todd Bates … his father, Johnny, played with Dabo Swinney at Alabama and was a member of the 1992 Alabama National Championship team … wore No. 75 in high school.
Mitchell Mayes, OL
Raleigh, North Carolina
Leesville Road High School
Head Coach: Ben Kolstad
Overview: Will play in the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2, 2020 … participated in The Opening in Frisco, Texas in the summer of 2019 … one of six offensive linemen in this Clemson class, and is ranked as the second-best offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com … could contribute to 2020 Clemson offensive line that graduates four starters from its 2019 unit … rated as a five-star by many services.
Rankings: Ranked as the No. 14 overall player in the nation by ESPN.com, which also called him the No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 2 player from the state of North Carolina … ranked as the 64th-best player overall by PrepStar, which ranked him as the fourth-best offensive tackle in the nation and second-best player in North Carolina … ranked as the fourth-best player in North Carolina by the Charlotte Observer … ranked No. 136 by Rivals.com overall, which ranked him as the third-best offensive tackle in the nation and fifth-best player from North Carolina.
In High School: Played for Ben Kolstad at Leesville Road High in Raleigh, N.C. and at Sanderson High … four-year starter as a lineman … played defensive tackle as a freshman and offensive tackle his final three seasons … all-conference selection as a sophomore, junior and senior … selected to the North Carolina/South Carolina Shrine Bowl on Dec. 21, … two-time captain of his Leesville Road team … helped Leesville Road to the state championship game in 2019. .
Personal: Committed to Clemson on March 11, 2019 … recruited to Clemson by Robbie Caldwell … expected to enroll at Clemson in January 2020.
RJ Mickens, S
Southlake Carroll High School
Head Coach: Riley Dodge
Overview: Will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 4, 2020 … listed among the top defensive backs in the nation by many services … all-around player who helped Southlake Carroll as a safety and receiver who is slated to play safety at Clemson … ranked as the second-best safety in the nation by PrepStar … for his career as four-year starter, recorded 211 tackles, eight interceptions and 40 passes defensed … offensively, added 61 receptions for 1,092 yards and 14 touchdowns … was also an outstanding punt returner with 29 career returns for 574 yards, a 19.8-yard average … son of former NFL player Ray Mickens, Sr.
Rankings: Ranked as No. 33 overall player in the nation, the second-best safety and fourth-best player in Texas by PrepStar … 247Sports ranked Mickens as the No. 96 overall player, the fifth-best safety and the 13th-best player in the state of Texas … ESPN.com listed Mickens as the No. 138 overall player, the 12th-best safety and the 22nd-best player in Texas … listed as the No. 194 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com … was a preseason second-team MaxPreps All-American for 2019.
In High School: Played for Riley Dodge at Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas … Helped Southlake Carroll to a 13-1 record in 2019 … The team was ranked in the top 15 in the nation by MaxPreps most of the year, including a No. 12 as of Dec. 14 … recorded 19 tackles, a tackle for loss and three passes broken up in limited action in 2019 … recorded seven punt returns for 121 yards, a 17.3-yard average … posted 57 tackles in 2018, adding two interceptions, five total pass breakups and a tackle for loss … contributed 14 punt returns for 294 yards, 21.0 yards per return … as a sophomore in 2017, posted a career-high 99 tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions and 15 passes defensed … averaged 20 yards per punt return on eight returns as a sophomore … had 13 passes defensed, three interceptions and 36 tackles as a freshman.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on April 6, 2019 … recruited to Clemson by Mickey Conn … wore No. 10 at Southlake Carroll … son of former Texas A&M All-American defensive back Ray Mickens, Sr. … Ray Mickens, Sr. was a third-round pick in the 1996 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, for whom he played for eight seasons, and played one year in Cleveland for a total of 146 career NFL games … expected to enroll at Clemson in January 2020.
Myles Murphy, DE
Hillgrove High School
Head Coach: Phillip Ironside
Overview: One of the top defensive ends in the nation who is listed as one of the top 10 overall players in the nation by ESPN.com, 247Sports and Rivals.com … consensus five-star prospect by every service … will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4, 2020.
Rankings: Listed as the No. 3 overall player in the nation by ESPN.com, which also listed him as the No. 2 defensive end in the nation and No. 1 player in state of Georgia … listed as the No. 5 overall player in the nation, the top defensive end and the top player in Georgia by PrepStar … ranked as the No. 6 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, the second-best defensive end and No. 1 player in Georgia … Rivals.com ranked him as the ninth overall player in the nation, No. 2 defensive end and top player in Georgia … named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution preseason Super 11 team for 2019.
In High School: Played for Phillip Ironside at Hillgrove High School in Marietta, Ga. … as a senior in 2019, posted 53 tackles, including 19 tackles for loss, 10.5 of which were sacks … had a fumble recovery and a blocked kick … in 2018, had 55 total tackles, 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks … helped team to the quarterfinals of the state 7A playoffs and the team finished 12-1, the most wins in school history … committed to Clemson at the school’s spring game prior to his senior year.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on May 17, 2019 … recruited to Clemson by Brandon Streeter and Lemanski Hall … his father, Willard Murphy, played at Chattanooga and his older brother, Maxwell, played at NAIA school Worcester Polytechnic in Massachusetts … plans to follow his brother as an engineering major and has expressed aspirations of becoming an architect … wore No. 98 in high school ... plans to enroll at Clemson in January 2020.
Walker Parks, OL
Frederick Douglass High School
Head Coach: Brian Landis
Overview: First Clemson signee from the state of Kentucky since Justin Miller in 2002 … participated in The Opening in Frisco, Texas in the summer of 2019 … one of six offensive linemen to sign in this class … unanimous top-100 player nationally.
Rankings: Rivals.com ranked Parks as the No. 59 best player in the nation, eighth-best at his position and the No. 2 player in Kentucky … listed as the 63rd-best overall player, eighth-best offensive tackle and best player in Kentucky by PrepStar … ranked as the No. 69 overall player by 247Sports, fifth-best at his position and second-best in the state of Kentucky … ranked as No. 89 overall player in the nation by ESPN.com, the 13th-best offensive tackle and second-best player in Kentucky.
In High School: Played for Brian Landis at Frederick Douglass High in Lexington, Ky. … did not allow a sack in 15 games as a senior … highest-graded lineman on the team in five of the 15 games and had 75 knockdown blocks … graded over 90 percent from his coaches five times … 5A District Player of the Year … first-team all-state … two-year captain … helped offense record more than 3,500 yards rushing and 1,600 yards passing … on defense, added 32 tackles, including 11.5 tackles for loss with 6.5 sacks.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on Oct. 2, 2018 … recruited to Clemson by Robbie Caldwell … wore No. 64 in high school … plans to enroll at Clemson in June 2020.
Kobe Pryor, RB
Cedartown High School
Head Coach: Doyle Kelley
Overview: All-around athlete who played football, basketball and baseball over his career at Cedartown High School in Cedartown, Ga. … Averaged over 7.0 yards per attempt in his career as a running back.
In High School: Played running back and linebacker for Doyle Kelley at Cedartown High School in Cedartown, Ga. … had strong senior season with 1,471 yards rushing in 211 carries for a 7.0-yard average … added 25 receptions for 358 yards for 1,829 total yards from scrimmage … had 12 touchdowns rushing, two receiving and two on kickoff returns … also completed 3-of-4 passes for 100 yards and two scores … on defense, compiled 33 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss with 4.5 sacks … added 10 quarterback pressures … named Region 5A Player of the Year … as a junior, had 721 yards rushing on 93 attempts for a 7.3-yard average … was also an outstanding linebacker who was voted Two-Way Player of the Year (Ironman Award) in Region 5A … all-state selection by Georgia Coaches Association … named to all-area team as well.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on May 18, 2019 … recruited to Clemson by Mike Reed and Tony Elliott … wore No. 2 in high school … plans to enroll at Clemson in June 2020.
Trenton Simpson, LB
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mallard Creek High School
Head Coach: Michael Palmieri
Overview: Five-star linebacker who committed to Clemson on Dec. 14, 2019 and signed with the Tigers four days later … will play in Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2, 2020 in Orlando … rated as the top player in the state of North Carolina according to many services … participated in The Opening in Frisco, Texas in the summer of 2019.
Rankings: Ranked as the No. 13 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, which also listed him as the second-best linebacker and top player in North Carolina … Rivals.com rated Simpson as the No. 26 overall player, the second-best linebacker and top player in North Carolina … ESPN.com ranked Simpson No. 107 overall, the 11th-best linebacker and fourth-best player in North Carolina … listed as the top player in North Carolina by the Charlotte Observer … named first-team postseason All-American by Sports Illustrated.
In High School: Played for Michael Palmieri at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte …helped his team to a 10-1 record and No. 3 ranking in the state of North Carolina according to MaxPreps … started his high school career as a running back, playing both running back and linebacker in 2019 … led the Mallard Creek defense with 20 sacks … had 44 carries for 371 yards and six touchdowns … for his career, recorded 97 carries for 799 yards and seven touchdowns with 8.2-yard average per carry.
Personal: Recruited to Clemson by Danny Pearman and Brent Venables … originally committed to Auburn … wore No. 22 in high school … expected to enroll at Clemson in January 2020.
Kevin Swint, LB
Carrollton High School
Head Coach: Sean Calhoun
Overview: One of the most productive defensive players in the state of Georgia over the last four years … four–year starter who recorded 41.5 career sacks among his 359.5 tackles … outstanding leader who was a three-time captain as voted by his teammates … two-time all-state selection … was a High School Butkus Award semifinalist along with Clemson signee and classmate Sergio Allen.
Rankings: Listed as the No. 137 overall player in the nation by ESPN.com, the 13th-best linebacker and the 14th-best player in Georgia … ranked as the No. 171 overall player, seventh-best linebacker and 21st-best player in Georgia by PrepStar.
In High School: Played for Sean Calhoun at Carrollton High in Carrollton, Ga. … recorded 103 tackles, including 26.5 tackles for loss, including 12.5 sacks, in 2019 … had 12 quarterback pressures, six pass breakups, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception … posted nearly identical stats in 2018 as a junior with 103 tackles, including 20 tackles for loss and nine sacks … added six pass breakups, two forced fumbles, 13 quarterback pressures and an interception … first-team all-state selection by GPB Sports and the Atlanta Touchdown Club … Region 7 5A Most Valuable Player … all-area, all-region and all-state honoree as a junior … as a sophomore in 2017, contributed 97 tackles, a career-high 31.5 tackles for loss, including 17 sacks, seven passes broken up and four forced fumbles … Area Defensive Player of the Year … first-team all-region … had 56.5 tackles as a freshman in 2016, including 16.5 tackles for loss, three of which were sacks … area Newcomer of the Year and a second-team all-region selection in 2016.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on Jan. 26, 2019 … outstanding student who had career GPA near 3.6 … recruited to Clemson by Todd Bates and Brent Venables … wore No. 14 in high school … expected to enroll at Clemson in January 2020.
Paul Tchio, OL
Milton High School
Head Coach: Adam Clack
Overview: Will play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas … participated in The Opening in Frisco, Texas in the summer of 2019 … one of six offensive line signees in the 2020 class.
Rankings: Listed as the No. 82 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, the fourth-best offensive guard and the 12th-best player in Georgia … ranked as the No. 143 overall player in the nation, the fifth-best offensive guard and the 15th-best player in Georgia by ESPN.com … ranked No. 150 overall, the seventh-best offensive guard and 18th-best player in Georgia by PrepStar … ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 140 overall, the fourth-best offensive guard and 17th-best player in Georgia … named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution 2019 Preseason Super 11 team … played some Wildcat quarterback for his high school despite weighing 300 pounds.
In High School: Played for Adam Clack at Milton High in Alpharetta, Ga. … played offensive line and defensive line as a senior … scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion last year … earned an Athlete of the Week selection by WSB-TV in Atlanta … finished with 113 pancake blocks as a junior when he helped Milton to a 13-2 record and the state championship for the first time in school history … as a junior, was a first-team all-state and all-region selection … North Georgia Lineman of the Year … a finalist for The Opening … Adidas All-American selection.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on Nov. 25, 2018 … recruited to Clemson by Mickey Conn and Robbie Caldwell … wore No. 57 in high school … last name pronounced TEE-oh … expected to enroll at Clemson in January 2020.
Tanner Tessmann, PK
FC Dallas Developmental Academy
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Overall: Slated to contribute to two athletic teams at Clemson, as he will play football and men’s soccer…first Clemson football signee under Dabo Swinney who did not play high school football…one of the top 25 high school soccer players in the nation, expected to be a key contributor for Mike Noonan’s top 5 Clemson soccer team, but also will play football and according to NCAA rules must count as a football scholarship… rostered with the United States Under-20 Men’s National soccer team during most recent training camp this past September in Slovenia, and is expected to compete for a spot on the U.S. 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup team.
In High School: Outstanding central midfielder ranked as the nation’s 9th best and 23rd best overall player by Top Drawer Soccer…named to the United Soccer Coaches Association All-American team on Nov. 27, 2019…has played the last four years for the FC Dallas Academy within the United States Soccer Development Academy…in his four years with FC Dallas has played 67 matches with 55 starts…has scored 25 goals…still has second half of this season to play, concluding this June…so far this year has 5 goals in 10 games…had eight goals in 26 matches in 2018-19 and 11 goals in 28 matches in 2017-18…in 2018-19 captained FC Dallas to the Academy Championship and won the U18/U19 Golden Ball, as the most outstanding player in USSDA Postseason competition…named to Academy’s “Best XI” at the end of the 2018-19 season…
Personal: Recruited to Clemson by Danny Pearman and Dabo Swinney…Father, P.J. Tessmann, is director of Dabo Swinney’s All-In Team Foundation .... expected to enroll at Clemson in June 2020.
Bryn Tucker, OL
Knoxville Catholic High School
Head Coach: Steve Matthews
Overview: Will play in the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 2, 2020 … one of six offensive line signees in the class of 2020 … looks to continue the tradition of strong offensive players from the Knoxville area … went to same high school as current Clemson receiver Amari Rodgers and hails from the same area as receiver Tee Higgins.
Rankings: Ranked as the No. 132 overall player in the nation, the fourth-best offensive tackle and the fifth-best player in Tennessee by ESPN.com … rated as the No. 188 overall player, 10th-best offensive tackle and ninth-best player in Tennessee by PrepStar … ranked as the No. 207 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com, which also listed him as the No. 8 offensive tackle and No. 7 player in the state of Tennessee.
In High School: Played for Steve Matthews at Knoxville Catholic High in Knoxville, Tenn. … was a consensus four-star offensive lineman … graded out at 85 percent from his offensive tackle position in 2019 … three-time all-state selection … 5A Region Offensive Lineman of the Year … a four-time All-Region selection … played on state championship team in 2017.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on March 14, 2019 … recruited to Clemson by Robbie Caldwell… wore No. 55 in high school … expected to enroll at Clemson in January 2020 … name pronounced BRINE.
D.J. Uiagalelei, QB
The Inland Empire, California
St. John Bosco High School
Head Coach: Jason Negro
Overview: Listed as the top player in the nation by PrepStar and ranked second according to Rivals.com behind Clemson signee and classmate Bryan Bresee … top quarterback in the nation according to Rivals.com and PrepStar… led his team to No. 1 ranking by MaxPreps and USA Today after guiding them to a 7A state championship in California … will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas … National Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-American by USA Today in 2018 as a junior … threw for 10,496 yards in his high school career and had 127 career touchdowns against just 11 interceptions … completed 585-of-871 passes for a 66 percent completion mark … averaged 18 yards per completion … also rushed for 1,103 yards and 18 touchdowns in his career, a 6.1 yard-per-carry average.
Rankings: Ranked as the No. 1 overall player in the nation, the best quarterback and best player in California by PrepStar … ranked as the No. 2 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com, which also called him the top quarterback and top player in California … 247Sports ranked him the No. 3 overall player in the nation, the top quarterback and second-best player from California.
In High School: Played for Jason Negro at St. John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif. … led his team to a 13-1 record and state championship in 2019 … won state championship on Dec. 14, as he was 24-of-29 for 410 yards and four touchdowns while also gaining 67 rushing yards on just five carries with another touchdown on the ground … led team to thrilling semifinal victory over Mater Dei, which had beaten St. John Bosco in the regular season and entered the game ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today and MaxPreps … led St. John Bosco to victory out of a 28-5 deficit in that game, completing 26-38 for 446 yards and five touchdowns … completed 222-of-344 passes for 4,225 yards and 48 touchdowns against just two interceptions in 2019, averaging 19 yards per completion and 12.3 yards per attempt … added 412 yards rushing and eight touchdowns … as a junior in 2018, led team to a 13-1 record with only loss coming to Mater Dei in state playoffs … had exceptional game against Miliani, completing 25-of-31 passes for 380 yards and six touchdowns … completed 13-of-15 for 361 yards and six scores against Oaks Christian … completed 179-of-257 passes for 3,366 yards and 48 touchdowns against just seven interceptions on the year and added 50 carries for 312 yards and six rushing touchdowns … as a sophomore in 2017, completed 184-of-270 for 2,905 yards and 31 touchdowns against just two interceptions … posted 67 rushes for 379 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore … helped team to 10-2 record that year … helped lead team to 40-38 victory against Santa Margarita by throwing for 405 yards and two scores and followed that performance with 320 yards and four touchdown passes against Servite … completed 20-of-21 passes and two scores against Mater Dei in state playoff game.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on May 5, 2019 … wore No. 5 in high school … recruited to Clemson by Brandon Streeter … expected to enroll at Clemson in January 2020 … name pronounced ooh-ee-UNGUH-luh-lay.
Tyler Venables, S
Daniel High School (S.C.)
Head Coach: Jeff Fruster
Overview: Played quarterback for nearby Daniel High School but is expected to play safety at Clemson … ranks as the school’s career passing yardage leader with 6,927 yards … totaled 73 touchdown passes and 38 rushing touchdowns in three years as a quarterback … comes to Clemson from the same high school that produced DeAndre Hopkins, Shaq Lawson and Kyle Young, players that became All-Americans at Clemson … will play for South Carolina in the Shrine Bowl on Dec. 21… son of Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables and brother of Clemson linebacker Jake Venables … ranked as the 12th-best player in South Carolina by PrepStar … ranked as the 19th-best overall player in South Carolina by the Charlotte Observer.
In High School: Played for Jeff Fruster at Daniel High School in Clemson, S.C. … helped Daniel to an 11-1 record and the third round of the state playoffs as starting quarterback in 2019 … set school record for passing yards in a season with 3,281 completed 253-of-374 passes, a 67.6 completion percentage, on the year … posted four straight 300-yard passing games at three straight five-touchdown games at various points … completed 26-of-43 passes for 426 yards and six touchdowns vs. Walhalla … recorded 48 combined touchdowns rushing and passing … was also starter on defense, contributing 75 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four interceptions in 2019 … named all-state as a defensive back in 2019 … named Offensive Player of the Year for the region and was a first-team all-region honoree … Mr. Football nominee in the state of South Carolina … first-team all-region and was Player of the Year for the area in 2018 as a junior … second-team USA Today All-State selection that year … threw for 3,006 yards and rushed for 890 as a junior when he helped Daniel to an 11-2 record … completed 243-for-364 passes that year with 26 touchdown passes and just four interceptions … added 163 rushes for 890 yards and 28 rushing touchdowns to finish with 54 combined touchdowns rushing and passing … recorded 23 carries for 218 yards and five rushing touchdowns and threw for 234 and another touchdown in a 50-49 win over South Pointe to end South Pointe’s bid for a fifth straight title … as a sophomore in 2017, threw for 640 yards and rushed for 198 and four touchdowns.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on June 2, 2019 … son of Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables and brother of Clemson redshirt sophomore linebacker Jake Venables … signed with Clemson on December 18, his dad’s birthday … his father played college football at Kansas State and is one of the top assistant coaches in the country who won the Broyles Award in 2016 ... his brother is a top reserve linebacker on 2019 team … recruited to Clemson Brent Venables and Mickey Conn … wore No. 24 at Daniel … expected to enroll at Clemson in January 2020.
E.J. Williams, WR
Phenix City, Alabama
Central High School
Head Coach: Jamey Dubose
Overall: Will play in the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 2, 2020 … consensus national top-125 player who will contribute to Clemson’s outstanding wide receiver tradition … comes to Clemson from same school as current Tigers receiver Justyn Ross and safety Ray Thornton III … MVP for the Alabama team in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game on Dec. 14, posting six catches for 98 receiving yards in the game … participated in The Opening in Frisco, Texas in the summer of 2019.
Rankings: Listed the No. 99 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, which also ranked him as the fourth-best player in Alabama … ranked No. 112 overall and fourth-best player in Alabama by PrepStar … ESPN.com ranked Williams as the No. 124 overall player in the nation and sixth-best player in Alabama … listed No. 132 overall by Rivals.com, the fourth-best player in Alabama.
In High School: Played for Jamey DuBose at Central High School in Phenix City, Ala. … had 44 receptions for 739 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior … helped team to a 12-2 overall record, including 6-0 in the region … first-team all-region, All-OA News, All-Bi-City as a junior and senior … had 40 receptions for 668 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior … over his last two years, recorded 84 catches for 1,407 yards and 19 touchdowns … averaged 16.8 yards per catch and a touchdown every 4.4 receptions in that span.
Personal: Recruited to Clemson by Todd Bates and Jeff Scott … committed to Clemson on Aug. 24, 2019 … wore No. 5 at Central … expected to enroll at Clemson in January 2020.
John Williams, OL
Creekview High School
Head Coach: Trevor Williams
Overview: One of six offensive line signees in the Clemson class of 2020.
Rankings: Rated as the No. 220 overall player in the nation, 22nd-best offensive tackle and 25th-best player in Georgia by PrepStar Magazine.
In High School: Played for Trevor Williams at Creekview High in Canton, Ga. … two-time first-team all-state offensive tackle … played along the offensive line his entire career, but did see some time in the defensive line in short-yardage situations … three-year starter who played for three different head coaches … helped team to 7-4 record his senior year when he was an all-state, all-area and all-conference honoree … named all-state by Georgia Public Broadcasting, a team that includes all levels of high school football … named all-state by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and MaxPreps for his junior year when he helped Creekview to a 12-1 record and a trip to the Elite Eight of the 6A playoffs … two-time first-team all-region selection who was a second-team honoree as a sophomore.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on Sept. 1, 2018 … recruited to Clemson by Brandon Streeter and Robbie Caldwell … wore No. 76 in high school … plans to enroll at Clemson in June 2020.
Tré Williams, DL
St. John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.)
Head Coach: Joe Casamento
Overview: Selected to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2, 2020 in Orlando, Fla. … participated in The Opening in Frisco, Texas in the summer of 2019 … helped St. John’s College High School go 9-1 in 2018 and rank 20th in the nation (second in the Washington, D.C. area) by MaxPreps ... qualified for The Opening national camp last summer and made final top 10 of the lineman event.
Rankings: Ranked as the No. 39 overall player in the nation by ESPN.com, which also listed him as the fourth-best defensive tackle and third-best player in Maryland … 247Sports ranks Williams as the 55th-best player in the nation, the seventh-best defensive tackle and third-best player in Maryland … PrepStar ranked Williams as No. 67 player in the nation, fourth-best defensive tackle and third-best player in Washington, D.C. … Rivals.comlisted him as the No. 206 overall player in the nation, 16th-best defensive tackle and third-best player in Washington D.C area.
In High School: Played 2018 and 2019 seasons for Joe Casamento at St. John’s College High in Washington, D.C. … named to the MaxPrep Junior All-American team after the 2018 season … was a MaxPreps first-team preseason All-American for 2019 … helped team to 9-1 record in 2018 and top-20 national rank as a starting defensive tackle.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on Jan. 26, 2019 … wore No. 8 in high school … recruited to Clemson by Mike Reed and Todd Bates … plans to enroll at Clemson in June 2020.