North Carolina Athlete Interested in Kentucky

All-around athletes are what separates the haves from the have-nots. One prospect who is clearly the all-around type is North Carolina safety P.J. Clyburn. KSR had an opportunity to speak with him.

All-around athletes are what separates the haves from the have-nots. One prospect who is clearly the all-around type is North Carolina safety P.J. Clyburn. KSR had an opportunity to speak with him.

When Clyburn describes himself as a football player, it's clear that he views himself as a jack of all trades. "I run back kickoffs and punts. I make big catches on offense. I make big hits on defense," said Clyburn. "I'm already really physical, but I want to get faster," he finished.

Last season at West Iredell High School in Statesville (NC.) Clyburn was a very busy player. He had 33 catches for 468 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 166 yards and a touchdown on only 19 carries. Defensively he made 78 tackles and five interceptions. The numbers that really jump out are on special teams. Clyburn returned 12 kicks for 643 yards, a 54 yard per return average.

At 6-foot-1, 208-pounds and running a 4.57 in the forty, Clyburn can fit in at several positions. "Schools are recruiting me at strong safety, free-safety, wide receiver and outside linebacker," said Clyburn.

And what schools are those? "I'm interested in every school that is recruiting me. North Carolina State, East Carolina, Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Western Carolina and North Carolina A&T," said Clyburn.

At this point there have been no visits scheduled. Clyburn was going to take in the Kentucky game against Louisville this weekend, but he had a change of plans. "I plan to visit (Kentucky) sometime. I don't know when I will," he said.

Clyburn still doesn't know when he will make his decision yet. "I'm just waiting until the right time. I'm in no rush," said Clyburn. "The most important things a school can offer me is getting a great degree. They need a great football program, great coaching and a hard working staff," said Clyburn.

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