Zion Williamson says he’s nearing a decision; unfortunately, according to recruiting experts, Clemson’s still the leader.Â
Both Rivals’ Corey Evans and the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts are reporting that Clemson continues to lead for Williamson, the five-star phenom primed to be the most exciting player in college basketball next season.
“ClemsonÂ has gained the most talk of late,” Evans writes. “Brad BrownellÂ has his team off to its best start since he took over the ACC program, which definitely bodes well regarding their chances. Williamson and his family have also been big proponents in representing the state of South Carolina, hence playing for a travel program named the South Carolina Supreme, and have been loyal to his Spartanburg Day School bunch. Williamsonâ€™s stepfather also played for Clemson from 1981-1983, giving the Tigers another inside track for him.”
Ben Roberts saysÂ he’s also hearing Clemson has the momentum in the final stretch.
“Weâ€™ve been hearing that the decision could actually come in the next couple of weeks, and itâ€™s worth noting that Williamsonâ€™s team has a game set to be televised by ESPN on Jan. 13. Weâ€™ve also been told that local option Clemson is the team to beat heading into the new year.”
Ugh. Kevin Knox’s recruitment taught us that nobody really knows until the very end, but hopefully Zion remembers how well going to Kentucky worked out for fellow mixtape superstar John Wall.