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Hokies Land Clemson DT from Transfer Portal

By Evan Norris | January 11
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Jordan Williams at Clemson Practice

Justin Fuente and the Virginia Tech Football Staff are setting up to have another strong year through the Transfer Portal with the commitment of Clemson Defensive Tackle, Jordan Williams. The 6’4, 310-pound Defensive Tackle chose the Hokies on Monday afternoon where he posted a tweet for his commitment.

Jordan Williams is a former four-star recruit coming out of Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. During his recruitment in high school, Williams boasted a 247 Composite Rating of 0.9299. This ranked Williams as the 167th player nationally and 5th in the state for his recruitment.

Williams pulled in such offers as Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, and Georgia during his high school recruitment.

Ultimately, Williams decided to commit and play for the Clemson Tigers, where he spent three seasons from 2018 to 2020. During his tenure at Clemson, he racked up a stat line of 39 Total Tackles, 8.0 Tackles for Loss, and 4.0 Sacks. The defensive tackle placed his name into the Transfer Portal this season after graduating from Clemson in December.

Williams comes into Virginia Tech as the third commit out of the Transfer Portal this season, alongside Vanderbilt DB Tae Daley and Maryland OL Johnny Jordan. He will also have two years of eligibility remaining when he comes to Blacksburg this month.

With depth at the defensive tackle spot expecting to become a large issue for Fuente and company, this commitment was huge. Some of that pressure has become relieved with the addition of Williams on Monday. Not only does this help out with the depth, but also helps improve the size differential that the Hokies have shown at the defensive tackle spot compared to other Power-5 schools. This is noted by Sons of Saturday's Brett Smith in his article on the defensive line, which can be found here.

Needless to say, this was an amazing addition to the Virginia Tech program. Expect Tapp and Teerlinck to develop Jordan Williams into a great player for the Hokies. And who knows, maybe you might see his name on Sundays come here soon.