Indiana QB Has Duke In Early Top Five

Warsaw quarterback Justin Clemens has started since he was a freshman. Now finishing his junior year, Clemens is receiving mail from across the country. One of the most well rounded student athletes in Indiana, he should have several options as far as colleges go.

It has been addition by subtraction for Justin Clemens. The junior quarterback from Warsaw (Ind.) started on varsity as a tight end for much of his freshman year. He was then thrown into the fire as the quarterback in the team's sectionals game due to an injury. Since then, he has shed weight and added mobility.

"I've really slimmed down," he explained, "I've always been a bigger kid, but I lost 20-lbs [since my freshman year] and grew an inch."

Now 6'3, 218-lbs, Clemens' combination of size, strength and athleticism has many schools sending him mail. Of course, his well-roundedness doesn't hurt either. Clemens is an excellent student in the classroom (12.04 grade point average on a 12.0 scale) and also participates in basketball and track.

"I have just mailed his film to all the schools he is getting letters from," his father Gordon Clemens said, "The list is Notre Dame, Stanford, Iowa, Indiana, Duke invitation, that came late and we didn't have time to arrange that."

The visit with the Hoosiers went well for Justin, as it was an opportunity for him to get inside a program he followed growing up.

"It was a lot of fun," Justin said, "The energy was good and there were a lot of fans there. The construction they're doing is state of the art. It would be fun to play there. We also got to tour the weight room and the locker room and the offices."

While football and athletics is an important part of his life, it is academics which takes precedence. As a result, they will be the deciding factor in his decision on where to play his college football.

"Number one is academics. I want to be a physical therapist and I want to go to the school that gives be the best opportunity to get into a good P.T. school."


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