It has been known for quite some time that the recruitment of Brother Martin High School standout Will Clapp, is a two-horse race, with Alabama and LSU being at the top of his list. Because his high school team failed to reach the playoffs, the 6-4 270-pound offensive guard had a chance to visit Alabama last weekend for their 29-24 loss to Texas A&M, and he came away very impressed with what he saw.
"I had a great time on the visit to Alabama," Clapp told TSD recently. "It was definitely fun, and I got a lot of one-on-one time with the coaches. I also got to meet a lot of the big-time prospects that they had there."
With LSU and Alabama topping his list, Clapp has had a chance to take in both schools, and while he likes them both, he says that there are not a lot of similarities between the two.
"It was definitely different," said Clapp, of his visit to Alabama. "LSU and Alabama both have different things set up for when you visit. Both schools give me a lot of face time with the coaches, so I really like that about both of them. They are both very different but I definitely enjoy my visits to both schools when I take them."
After having a chance to check out both LSU and Alabama within the last month, Clapp says there has still been no change in his list and who is on top between his two favorites.
"They are both just recruiting me so hard and I love all of the coaches," said Clapp. "They are really both still dead-even and I have no idea who I would pick at this point."
While his father, Tommy Clapp, played for LSU in the 1980s, the younger Clapp says that he hasn't received pressure from anyone on which school he should attend.
"He has told me multiple times that he wants me to do what I want to do and he would support me wherever I want to go," said Clapp. "I haven't really gotten any pressure from anyone to go to one school or another yet."
Clapp has a couple of other visits that he would like to take this fall, one of which is a school that has jumped up his list since they offered last Friday.
"I'm most likely going to be at the LSU-Ole Miss game, and I would really like to get a chance to see Texas A&M because they offered me last week," said Clapp. "I don't think it would be for a game but just an unofficial visit to see what they are all about."
More visits planned for Clapp
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