It's a storyline we have all heard before, when considering the recruitment of some of the best players in the state of Louisiana. There is yet another recruiting battle being waged between LSU and Alabama for one of the top offensive guards in Louisiana for the class of 2014.
While Brother Martin High School standout William Clapp has had the two SEC powers at the top for quite some time, he explained that other schools are beginning to make a move up his list. The 6-4 270 prospect will visit some of those schools, in addition to making a visit to one of his leaders in the near future.
"Not a lot has changed in the recruiting process for me," said Clapp. "LSU and Alabama are still coming after me pretty hard. I keep in contact with them more than anyone. I have great relationships with the coaching staffs at LSU and Alabama.
"Other schools are after me pretty hard right now too. I want to visit some of the other schools as time progresses because they will be by to see me in the spring."
The first visit up for Clapp in 2013 is just a short drive from his home in the New Orleans, LA, area. Clapp will make the drive to Baton Rouge to take in LSU for their Boys from the Boot junior day on Saturday. Clapp has already had a chance to figure out what he wants to focus on during his visit.
"Pretty much everything is what I will look at, but there are some things that I want to focus on," said Clapp. "I want to be able to interact with the coaches and spend some quality time with them to get to know the entire staff. I also want to see what campus is like on a normal day to se if it is fun."
LSU has made it clear to Clapp how much they covet him from the very beginning of the process. Clapp explained that he hears from members of the LSU staff at least twice a week, and he likes what he hears from them.
"I talk to coach [Frank] Wilson every Monday night and Coach [Greg] Studrawa every Thursday night," said Clapp. "They just want me to know that Louisiana is going to be big next year and they want me to be a part of it. They also just talk about how well I would fit into their system on the offensive line."
Aside from LSU and Alabama, Clapp explained that several new schools are entering the picture in his recruitment. These new schools are making their presence known, and most will receive visits from Clapp.
"Texas A&M is definitely coming on hard," said Clapp. "Ole Miss offered me as well last week. Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Nebraska are all sending me a lot of stuff. Most of those schools are coming to see me so I want to take a look at them when I get a chance to visit some of them."
While Clapp isn't sure when he will visit all of the schools he has an interest in, he does know when he would like to put an end to the process.
"I'm probably going to make my final decision over the summer," said Clapp. "I haven't thought about exactly when it will be, but it will probably just be whenever it feels right."
LSU visit up next for Clapp
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