Scouting Alabama QBs: Clay Harrelson

A composed leader who can adjust to any situation in a game and produce at a high volume, Benjamin Russell's Clay Harrelson enters his senior season as one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the state of Alabama.

The leader of an offense that averaged 36 points per game en route to the Class 5A state championship, Harrelson had a terrific championship game and was selected the games Most Valuable Player.

Harrelson, 6-2, 187 pounds, is a double threat who was selected All County and All State as an athlete. He passed for more than 2500 yards as a junior with 22 Tds, while rushing for 1086 yards and 13 more Tds.

Clocked at 4.75 in the 40-yard dash, Harrelson will be under the gun to produce as a senior as Benjamin Russell lost 17 seniors from last years championship team.

Currently recovering from injury, he dislocated his left shoulder in February. But the doctors expect Harrelson to be fully healed by fall.

He attended the Nike Camp (Tuscaloosa) and showed no ill effects from the injury. Harrelson also plans to attend the Montgomery Combine and the Bowden Academy this year.

Harrelson bench presses 235 pounds, squats 350, and power cleans 225. He has a 91.5 grade average and is a member of his school's National Honor Society. Harrelson reports that he took the ACT in April.

The Alex City native lists his schools of interest as Florida, LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, and several more.


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