Profile: Iverson Clement
Position: Running back
High School: Mt. Holly (N.J.) Rancocas Valley
Scouting Report: Clement, the No. 27 running back in the nation, does a ton of things well, and it begins with his fluidity and smoothness running the ball.
He is patient as he waits for the blocks to develop in front of him, and once he sees the hole, Clement sticks his foot in the ground and gets up downhill quickly. He is fast through the line of scrimmage, and he runs with tremendous balance and control.
In watching Clement on tape and live, his head is stationary but his lower body is active. His calmness while running in traffic or waiting for the play to develop stands out.
In the open field, Clement has the speed to get overcome a defender with an angle. He will not out-run the fastest of defensive backs, but his speed is an asset.
Clement will have to add strength and size in the upper body, which will make him more difficult to tackle. He is comfortable running inside of the tackles, and his ability to change direction at a high rate of speed inside of the hole.
Clement is patient in waiting for blocks to develop, and his skill set is accentuated by his cutback ability. His vision is a plus, and he makes his body smaller when running through traffic.
The versatile Clement is also a threat in the passing game. He is comfortable catching a swing pass, and his possesses the agility to turn up the field quickly and make defenders miss.
Like the majority of running backs starring in high school, Clement just work on his blitz pickups and blocking to be an every down player.
Final Analysis: Clement is the No. 4 running back in the East for a reason, and he is heading to a program to play immediately. There is more than a year before he will play in a college game, so adding upper body strength is critical. But he has the ability to play as a true freshman, and become a big-time college running back because he possesses all the skills needed to be an every-down back.