Rated as a four star prospect and the nation's No. 18 offensive tackle according to Scout.com, Clear is described as follows by Scout.com regional analyst Chad Simmons:
"He's a big time athlete who has played a lot of tight end as a high schooler," said Simmons. "His future is as an offensive tackle though. He has great size and great leg drive, and he's very athletic. Once he moves to the offensive line it'll take some time for him to adjust while he learns the position, but he has the tools to be very good there."
For Duke fans that kind of player is just what the doctor ordered. But for the coaching staff to close the deal with Clear, it's going to take a continued effort as several BCS heavyweights are involved. Still, the Duke staff has made enough of an impression to catch Clear's attention.
"With Duke the coaching staff is really turning it around and they really care about their players. I am talking to the coaches a few times a week and they just really make an effort to let me know what they think of me and how much they believe in what they are doing. They are having a tough start right now, but they are going to get that program on the right track and winning football games."
At Duke Clear would have several positional options ranging from the offensive line as a tackle to the tight end position, and possibly a look at linebacker.
Previously the four star prospect had named Florida as a leader, but has since recanted and insists that all of his five finalists are on level terms. Clear says he will take all five official visits before making a decision.