Defensive end Jordan Williams of Virginia Beach had set Sept. 24 for his commitment announcement, but he's moved that date forward to Aug. 6. He's also cut his list from five to four dropping Ohio State. That means his decision will come from Clemson, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
"Ohio State has really lost contact," Williams said. "If you're not contacting me I feel like your spot has already been filled or you pretty much have another guy on the verge of committing. There's no hard feelings against them. They are a great program. I had a great feeling about them because I put them in my top five. I really wanted to get down there and visit but they didn't remain in contact so I'm like let me go to these other schools that do try and remain in contact with me. Ohio State is really out of the picture right now."
And for that matter three of the remaining four are as well. Williams said he's 95 percent certain about where he's going.
"I've been doing a lot of praying and talking with my family and it just feels right," Williams said. "It just feels like the right thing to do. I know I'm going to go with my gut. I don't want to second guess myself and go somewhere where I'm not happy. I just have that feeling where I know I'm going to be happy here. I'm going to work my butt off at that school when I go there and I know it's going to be fun. I know a few guys who are already committed to this school already so I'm going in knowing I know a few of these guys. This school has the complete package. They're just not a football school. They're just not an academic school. It's the complete package really and it's going to be the best move for me."
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Williams has visited all of his finalists at least once and he's headed back to Clemson for the All-In Cookout.
"I definitely want to sit down and talk academics," he said. "I have a great relationship with the coaches. I want to go see the dorms where I would be staying my freshman year. I did the same at UVA. I'm trying to compare all of them up."
Williams said he's in constant contact with his final four schools. He said Marion Hobby and Brent Venables are in touch on a daily basis from a Clemson standpoint.