What it means: One of six early enrollees, Clay automatically gives the Bulldogs depth at defensive back this spring. He returned punts for Peachtree Ridge during his high school days, and he was good, although not exceptional, at that. The good thing about Clay is that he’s used to playing the very best competition in high school football in the country. The machine that is Gwinnett County football means that Clay went up against the likes of Auburn WR Kyle Davis and USC commit Josh Imatorbhebhe, so he will be used to facing big challenges. How he develops into a contributor or starting player at UGA is totally up to him.
Dean Legge saw him live: 2014 Dawg Night; 2014 Peachtree Ridge at Dacula
Chad Simmons says: Clay is a corner with good size who could be a boundary guy or nickel on the next level. He has added some good weight over the past year, and his ball skills are excellent. He plays with a lot of confidence and does not fear anyone on the football field. He has been around the game his entire life, has a good frame for his position, and his instincts are a big part of his success. To top it off, he has great versatility and is very strong mentally as well.