Clemson will get official visit from Williamson

08/04/2014 1:03 AM

08/04/2014 1:04 AM

Clemson did not make the cut with 6-7 PG PJ Dozier of Spring Valley but the Tigers are very much in the mix with 6-6 PG CJ Williamson of Orlando. He will take one of his official visits to Clemson. The other visits will be to Texas Tech (9/13), Virginia Tech (10/23), Kansas State and Washington State. Williamson is also considering Alabama and has visited there unofficially.

Williamson is getting strong interest from Clemson and has a good feel for the program.

"I have a connection with Clemson," he said. "Coach (Steve) Smith is one of my coach's (Chucky Atkins) best friends and he's at our practices almost all the time. He tells me if I come in I could start right away. I saw them play twice (on TV) last year and what I like is they get up and down. That's my pace of the game, the quick baskets and the secondary stuff. I think I would fit in." \

He has not yet visited Clemson. In fact, Alabama is the only one of his favorites he has visited. Sunday morning Williams talked with new Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams.

"They want me bad," he said. "I practically grew up with some of their (freshmen) guys on the EYBL circuit. We just bonded together."

Williamson has set November 26th, his birthday, as his commitment day, but that falls after the early signing week so he'll have to hold to that commitment until April for it to become official.

Last season Williamson averaged 12 points per game but he considers himself a passer first and prefers an assist over a basket.

Check out Williamson's highlight tape here: http://youtu.be/Eenz9px7A_g

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