2003 Profile: OL Clint LaTray

Clint LaTray, one of the top ranked offensive linemen in the great state of Texas, received his first offer just a couple of weeks ago. Guess who it was from? You got it- the Clemson Tigers.

Clint LaTray (6'3,275,5.0) is one of those brusing offensive linemen out of Texas that most coaches just drool over.

LaTray helped lead his team to a 10-3 record last year, and he also earned first team All-Area honors.

Clint has been hearing from a whole range of schools, including Oklahoma, Alabama, Clemson, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Nebraska and Florida. So far though, he only has one offer, and that is from the Clemson Tigers.

Clemson officially came in with an offer almost two weeks ago, but don't expect the fun to stop there for LaTray. Most recruiting services has him ranked right up there with some of the top offensive line prospects in the state of Texas.

Clint projects as an offensive guard at the colligiate level. He specializes in pass blocking, and his strengths reside his quick feet and general quickness off the line of scrimmage.

LaTray is also a smart kid on and off the field, as he owns a 3.20 grade point average and projects as a full qualifier.

But what about going out of state?

"Distance is definitely not a factor to me. I don't mind going out of state," says LaTray. "I have some family in South Carolina it wouldn't be that tough of a transition for me to go to Clemson."

The Tigers are in good position with LaTray at the present moment. One of LaTray's coaches, Mr. Dean Jackson is good friends with Clemson offensive line coach Ron West. Jackson facilitated contact with West and the rest is history.

Look for this recruiting battle to come down to several big name schools. Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Clemson, and possibly Notre Dame are all in the mix with LaTray, and his stock is only going to continue to rise through the summer and next fall.

We'll keep you updated as we receive more information.

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