The Warren Easton product took an official visit to Colorado on last weekend & left very impressed to say the least. The charge was led by offensive graduate assistant Cordae Hankton (New Orleans native) helping head coach Mel Tucker land one of their biggest recruits for the 2020 class.
On Monday, Clayton made it official via Twitter that he was committing to the Colorado Buffaloes. “It was so beautiful out there on my visit & it felt like home,” Clayton said. “One of the things that really stuck out to me was the love from the coaching staff. It was obvious that they really care about their players on & off the field. They preach academics hard because they want the best for you for life after football.”
Clayton is ranked the number one running back in Louisiana for the 2020 class & holds offers from some prominent programs like Georgia, Alabama, LSU Tennessee, Texas, & a host of others. Many believed he would end up at Georgia with his teammate Sedrick Van Pran who is currently committed to the Bulldogs. “Seeing how coach Tucker is man of his word & how he keeps it real with you meant a lot to me,” Clayton said. “I got a chance to talk to a lot of the players that’s up there already & all of em had nothing but good things to say about him. You can tell when a head coach really cares about his players & I seen it with my own eyes.”
The four-star running is not signing until February so the job is still not done to make sure he signs on the dotted line. Clayton has an official visit to Kansas next month, where former Warren Easton head football coach Tony Hull is currently the running backs coach at Kansas. I’m sure Hull & Les Miles will try to do everything in their power to flip Clayton before signing day.
Clayton is a very talented back that can take over a game in a heart beat. He has some of the best vision you’ll see from a running back at this level. His ability to be able to take it 80 yards at any given moment at 200 plus pounds separates him from a lot of backs. The PAC-12 conference & Colorado is a perfect fit for Clayton in my mind because of his mentality alone.
The recruiting process can take a toll on some kids because of a number of reasons. Clayton was plagued by a knee injury that caused some concern for some schools. But the talented running back looks a 100% healthy & he rushed for over a 100 yards in the two games I covered this season. “I thank God that I’m blessed with the talent to be able to go to somewhere I feel most comfortable,” Clayton said. “This process has been stressful but in a good way. I didn’t think about how other people would feel about my decision. I wanted to go where I was most wanted & needed.”
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