Clayton Fielding Interest

ORADELL, N.J. -- Class of 2015 receiver Najee Clayton of Parmaus (N.J.) Catholic holds one offer and is hearing from a number of schools, and following a win at Bergen Catholic he spoke about his recruitment.

While so much attention is focused on Paramus (N.J.) Catholic's senior class, receiver Najee Clayton is emerging as a strong talent in the 2015 class.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Clayton already holds a Rutgers offer, and is hearing from a number of other schools, including Cincinnati, Virginia and Iowa.

"It's a whole list. There are so many," said Clayton, who didn't name any other schools. "I'm getting a box load of letters all the time. I'm getting at least 20 letters from 20 different schools, but I'm just focused on the season right now. I haven't really looked into the recruiting stuff."

The only school to offer Clayton was Rutgers, and that offer came a while ago.

He has been to campus, but is looking to get back to learn more about the program.

"I know coach (Kyle) Flood is doing an excellent job there," Clayton said. "I'm just excited to visit there one more time. I see a family there. That's what I see. It's all about family there."

However, Clayton's current focus is on helping the Paladins defend their Group IV Non-public school title.

Following a 44-6 smashing of rival Bergen Catholic, the Paladins face Lawrence (N.J.) Notre Dame in the first round.

"We came a long way. My freshman year, everyone doubted us," Clayton said. "We were the underdogs and I trusted what coach (Chris) Partridge told me my freshman year. He told me by my sophomore year we were going to be state champions, and we were state champions. We're trying to repeat that this year."

Clayton has 29 catches for more than 400 yards and two touchdowns. That comes on the heels of a sophomore season in which he caught 33 passes for 502 yards and six scores.


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