Cougs Like Cali QB

BYU made its recruiting intentions clear to a California quarterback with Cougar connections. TBS talked to the signal caller about what he is hearing from coaches in Provo. His comments shed some light on BYU's quarterback recruiting situation.

Last time TBS talked with Chandler Clemons, he was waiting to hear back from QB coach Brandon Doman about a scholarship. Last Wednesday Clemons got a special email.

"BYU offered me last Wednesday," Clemons said. "I am really excited. BYU has such a great tradition with football and quarterbacks; it's just an honor for them to offer me."

The 6'0" 185-pound quarterback, from El Dorado Hills California, said he is not ready to commit right now but is very serious about BYU.

"I called coach Doman after I got the email," Clemons said. "I like coach Doman a lot he is a great coach. But I told him I'm not ready to commit right now. It's a little early."

Clemons said that BYU has told him that they have offered 2-3 qbs and the first one to commit gets the scholarship. That puts a little pressure on Clemons to make up his mind, but he said he wants to visit Provo first.

"I'm going up for a day to visit Provo at the end of June," Clemons said. "I've never lived outside of California before so I'll be interested to see what Provo is like."

Clemons' mother said she would prefer her son stay close to home, but will support him as works through his decision.

"I'd love for him to stay in the state," she said, "but what we really want is a school with good academics."

Right now Clemons holds offers from Sacramento State (his parent's alma mater) and BYU. San Jose St. is also close to offering.

When asked if he was serious about BYU or if he was just flattered byt the offer, Clemons, who is not LDS, said: "I'm very serious about going to BYU. I know Austin and Zac Collie, so I know I will have friends in Provo if I go there. I really like coach Doman. I just want to keep things open and wait until I feel comfortable with a school."

Clemons said the he would like try and make his college choice before his senior season starts, but he is flexible.

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