Profile 2002 - Matt McClernan (OL)

Matt McClernan is an OL from Georgia with a few big scholarship offers. McClernan, from Norcross (Ga.), is another new name from the Peach State who has already set up an official visit with the Tigers.

An offensive line prospect to keep a close eye on in the coming weeks is Matt McClernan. McClernan, 6-6 and 255 pounds, plays for Norcross (Ga.) High School.

"I have scholarship offers from North Carolina and Northwestern," said McClernan. "I will visit Northwestern (12-8), North Carolina (1-11), Stanford (1-18) and Clemson (1-25). "Of course, I would like to get playing time but I will base my decision on how good the team is and who I am the most comfortable with. It will come down to the visits. I am leaving my fifth visit open so it is up for grabs."

McClernan plays offensive tackle. He bench presses 370.

"I think I have pretty good mobility and move well. I have good feet and I get good leverage. I am slim but strong. I know I can hit the 300 pound mark in a few years."

McClernan camped at Tennessee and Clemson over the summer. He carries a 3.8 grade point average and has already scored a 1380 on the SAT.

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