Clapp visiting Crimson Tide

Brother Martin-New Orleans '14 OL Will Clapp is an LSU legacy (dad played football for the Tigers) who camped in Baton Rouge earlier this week. Clapp already held an LSU offer, and he could get an Alabama offer soon. Details inside.

"I'm going to Alabama tomorrow to check it out with my family," said William Clapp. "I'm told that I'll possibly have a meeting with Coach (Nick) Saban. Coach (Burton) Burns from Alabama has been keeping in contact with me; he's a great guy to talk to.

"Both LSU and Alabama are great programs. I see some of the same things in both schools: they're both hard-working programs. Alabama likes my athletic build (nearly 6-4 and 270 pounds)."

Clapp will make the trip to Tuscaloosa and return home to New Orleans tomorrow evening.

"We're leaving at 7:00 A.M. to see the campus," said Clapp. "We'll drive back tomorrow."

Clapp, whose dad starred at LSU (was a team captain), camped with the Tigers on Saturday (OL/DL camp).

"It was great," he related. "I practiced with players like (Westgate OL and LSU commit) Josh Boutte and (University Lab OL) Garrett Brumfield. I had a really good conversation with Garrett. He told me about getting offers from Florida and Miami.

"I had a great time talking with Coach Stud (LSU o-line coach Greg Studrawa). He and Coach (Les) Miles gave me a lot of advice on o-line play."

Does Clapp have a particular timetable in mind for committing somewhere?

"I haven't really given it much thought lately," he said. "I've been focusing on my high school team. When I'm sure that I've found the right school, I'll make a decision."

Clapp's high school team, the Brother Martin Crusaders, has two excellent offensive linemen in Clapp and Florida State commit Ryan Hoefeld.

Clapp mans the left OT position and Hoefeld is at right OT. Clapp could play either OT or OG in college, while Hoefeld is expected to be the Seminoles' center of the future.

"I was excited for Ryan," said Clapp of his teammate's commitment to FSU. "He's huge in everthing in I do. He's a big mentor for me. He's taught me a lot. I've learned a lot from him since my freshman year.

"I'm so excited for Ryan - and happy that he's getting to go somewhere he really likes."


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