Clear Named To Army All-American Game

Hoover wide receiver Brandon Clear was named to the Army All-American Game on Friday.

Hoover, Ala.--A move to Hoover over the summer continues to pay dividends for outstanding receiver Brandon Clear as on Friday he was named to the Army All-American All-Star Football Game that takes place in San Antonio on Jan. 6.

Joining Hoover teammate Ryan Pugh at the event along with Coach Rush Propst, Clear is one of just 80 players from across the country selected for the event that is held each year in the Alamo Dome.

A big, physical receiver, the 6-4, 206-pound Clear has been a standout this season for the Bucs since transferring along with his twin brother Byron from Virginia.

"My dad is in the military so we move around a lot," Clear tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "Unlike all of these other kids who may have been able to stay somewhere for three years or possibily four years, I had to move around.

"I only got to stay two years at one high school and switched over to another one and moved in my senior year. A lot of kids wouldn't do that sacrifice. That is the main thing about the military. Your family sacrifices for you. My dad loves us a great deal. He tells us just to focus and we will be fine.

"I am glad I get to play for my country. Basically, that is what it is. My dad, he is just proud. He told us that he is really proud of us. My brother got the nomination, but didn't get to get into the game, but he was really glad to get the nomination. I am just glad to represent for my dad, too."

Clear hasn't made a decision on his college choice, but has plenty of options because of his talents on the field and dedication off the playing surface. Because of his solid academics schools such as Stanford, Duke, Army, Vanderbilt and Syracuse were among the first to offer the big receiver. Since then many top programs including Auburn, Alabama, Ohio State and others have expressed an interest in the big receiver. He says for now he's just concentrating on finishing his senior year on a high note.

"Brandon is a kid who has so much upside and potential," Prospst says. "I think really you will see it by the end of the year with us. He is coming off a little bit of a knee setback. He will miss tonight's (Friday night's) game, but will be back next week.

"Hopefully, we can build him and get him more involved in the offense. They are just two great players when you are selected in this game you have got to be pretty good."


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