Clemson Tigers News: Antonio Williams, RJ Mickens, 2024 signees

Antonio Williams updates his injury status, RJ Mickens explains his reasoning for returning in 2024, and multiple 2024 signees are making headlines.
Sep 9, 2023; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson wide receiver Antonio Williams
Sep 9, 2023; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson wide receiver Antonio Williams / Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Williams injury update

The news is relatively good on the injury status of Clemson Football wide receiver Antonio Williams, who practiced with no restrictions on Wednesday. He spoke with David Hood from TigerNet yesterday.

"“I mean, I’m healthier than I was two weeks ago. I'm not going to say I'm 100%, but there's no excuse -- I'm going to be out there. I'm good enough to be out here and play.”"

Antonio Williams

Williams is listed as a co-starter with Tyler Brown as the slot receiver for the Gator Bowl on Friday. I am curious to see if they get Williams and Brown on the field at the same time, but I also wonder if Williams could be on a ‘snap count’. It would be great to have him play in the bowl, but also pointless to risk further injury if he isn’t completely ready.

RJ Mickens explains return to Clemson Football in 2024

RJ Mickens also spoke with the press and mentioned reasons he decided to return to Clemson for the 2024 season.

Mickens will be the veteran leader of the defensive backfield next season for the Tigers.

Clemson Football has multiple 2024 signees who are making headlines

Clemson Football 2024 signee Christian Bentancur will play in the upcoming Polynesian Bowl.

The Polynesian Bowl is a high school all-star game played in Hawaii. It is sponsored by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, which honors players, coaches, and other contributors to football who are of Polynesian descent.

Fellow 2024 signee Ashton Hampton has been recognized as the All-Big Bend Defensive Player of the Year by the Tallahassee Democrat.

Elyjah Thurmon has been named to the All-Greater Savannah Football Team by the Savannah Morning News and is eligible for the Greater Savannah Football Player of the Year Award.

Voting for the award can be done here. 2025 verbal commitment Logan Brooking is also eligible, as well as a handful of 2025 targets.