Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney Interested In Zion Williamson
It seems that everyone in the NBA is tanking for Duke star Zion Williamson. There were even “Tank for Zion” chants at Madison Square Garden but nobody expected football teams to want a shot at the power forward.
Clemson‘s Dabo Swinney put out that he could use the 6-foot-7, 292-pound Duke star on his squad. The team is fresh off a national championship win over Alabama and hoping to repeat. In a conversation with Mike Krzyzewski, Duke basketball coach, Swinney said he’d put Williamson “wherever” on his team.
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“I’d put Williamson at tight end or wideout or end or wherever he wanted to play,” said Swinney, in a clip released by Duke of the show that aired Thursday. “We might even put him at quarterback.”
“You’d run the Wildcat,” Coach K asked.
“Put in the Wildcat, no doubt,” Dabo replied.
Williamson’s father, Lateef, played football in college. However, the idea was never meant to be. “I didn’t get this size until my junior year of high school,” Williamson said. “And my [high] school doesn’t have a football team.”
Despite those two things, LSU was still willing to offer Williamson a football scholarship.
“I thought, ‘Hell, why not, he’s probably the best damn tight end to ever live,'” former LSU tight ends coach Eric Mateos said.
But to play a sport as physically imposing as football would be an awful mistake for Zion. He can only look to Lebron James for the right choice with sports. Williamson, often called the best prospect since James, has been offered an easy entry to an NFL career like the Lakers star. Most recently, New England Patriots star Tom Brady said James would be the best tight end in the NFL. But with a player-friendly league and guaranteed money, James hasn’t even looked at the NFL.