Due to the move, Clear hasn't been able to make the usual rounds of summer camps that often results in several schools offering scholarships. However, the lack of exposure will likely be remedied by his senior season at Hoover.
"My name is already getting out there, and a strong senior season will certainly get me where I need to be. Hoover already has 10 Division I recruits before I even get there. I think that kind of talent level will really help me improve both on the practice field and on Friday nights."
The pace of the competition won't be the only obstacle Clear and his twin brother Byron (6'5, 210, DE) will have to overcome with the move.
"I was born in Louisiana, but moved up here. I've had to really work out on the track to get in shape so I can perform when we get into that kind of heat and humidity."
Clear says he plans on taking all five official visits before making a decision near the end of his senior season.