The Vols are about four-to-five hours away from Clear's house. "Distance doesn't matter," he said. "I just want to feel at home wherever I go."
Clear says that he likes the new coaches at Tennessee. "They seem cool," he said. "I haven't gotten to know them too well yet, but it seems like a really family place."
He says that Tennessee, Alabama and Duke are recruiting him the hardest. The Tide were Clear's first offer in April. "I like that they (Alabama) are a winning program," he said. "They have a good offense and defense and they help the players get better. They always produce NFL players."
Although Clear is ranked as the No. 28 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, he says that most schools are recruiting him for tight end or defensive end. "Most schools want me for tight end," he said. "I'd rather play tight end first, but I'll play whatever they need me to."
Clear has already attended camps at Alabama, Ole Miss and Duke.
"I like the way Ole Miss plays," he said about the Rebels. "They have a good offense and defense too. I think I could fit in at either tight end or defensive end there."
Clear is also planning on attending camps at Louisville, Mississippi State and Florida.
"I'm looking for a program where the coaches work well together and where they'll help me get to the next level," he said. "I want them to help me be successful after football."
Clear has offers from all the schools mentioned above as well as Mississippi State, Louisville, Memphis, Vanderbilt, Auburn and a couple others.
"I don't have a top group yet," he said. "I haven't done that."
Clear finished his junior season with 26 receptions for 412 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, he had 62 tackles and 11 sacks.
"I think I have the ability to hit and block," he said. "I can get past offensive lineman too and have good speed on defense.
"But I want to get faster at tight end," he said. "I'm working on my agility too."
He says he can bench 285-pounds and has a 29-inch vertical jump.
Clear says he won't make a decision until after his senior season.
He is also being recruited for basketball. Clear plays power forward and averages 12 points and nine rebounds per game. "As for now my focus is on football (in college)," he said. "But I'd consider playing both if I could."
Clear plans to major in graphic design and reports a 3.8 core GPA and a 21 ACT.