Clapp is taking on a new role

Will Clapp was one of the first commitments in the class of 2014 for LSU. With his recruitment over, Clapp is focused on discussions with the LSU staff and upcoming visits to campus. Clapp is also trying to take on a new role for the Tigers as a recruiter around the state of Louisiana.

When he gave his verbal commitment to LSU in January, Brother Martin standout Will Clapp ended speculation that he might leave the state of Louisiana to play his college football. Fast forward nearly two months and things have calmed down for Clapp in a major way with regards to his recruitment.

Even though he is committed to LSU, the 6-4 270 pound Clapp explained that there are still a couple of schools that are after him, but Tiger fans have nothing to worry about.

"Since I've been committed I haven't talked to any schools besides LSU about my recruitment," Clapp told TSD. "Other schools contact me and stuff, but I let them know that I am committed somewhere and won't be visiting anywhere else. I'm committed to LSU and that won't change."

The contact between the LSU staff and Clapp has also not diminished at all. Clapp explained that the staff has maintained regular contact with him and his comfort level with LSU has increased because of it.

"They still keep up with me," said Clapp. "I talk to coach [Frank] Wilson and coach [Greg] Studrawa every week. I also hang out with coach Stud and coach [Les] Miles every time I am on campus. Everything is better since I committed."

One aspect of LSU that has Clapp excited is the hiring of Cam Cameron several weeks ago. The three-star prospect believes that Cameron is just what the Tigers need to balance their offense.

"I think it is a great hire," said Clapp. "I got to talk to him for around five minutes the last time I was there and he is a great guy. Having him will give LSU an upper hand in developing a great passing game to go along with the power running game that they already have."

"With Cam Cameron and [Zach] Mettenberger having a year under his belt, I think the offense will sky rocket."

Since making his commitment to the Tigers, Clapp has had one goal in mind. The talented offensive guard is now taking on the role of recruiter for LSU, with the state of Louisiana being his main focus for the class of 2014.

"I'm definitely trying to take on the role of recruiter for the class," said Clapp. "I'm trying to collect all the guys in the state that are great players. I want to help recruit those players from Louisiana as much as I can."

With Louisiana being loaded with talent for the upcoming class, LSU fans are hoping that the Tigers can lock down the state this year. Clapp believes that LSU is in good position for most of the in-state players for 2014, something that he hopes will propel LSU to a top recruiting class.

"I think we have the best chance out of anybody with all of the Louisiana guys," said Clapp. "Their interest is only increasing in the school and what the coaches are doing there."

"Most of them seem like they are leaning to LSU, but there are a couple that just don't know where they want to go. I think we have a great shot at the number one class."

One prospect that Clapp has been in contact with since making his commitment to the Tigers is fellow offensive lineman Cameron Robinson of West Monroe High School. Clapp explained that he has gotten to know Robinson very well over the last few months and has been attempting to recruit the talented lineman to Baton Rouge.

"When I was at the junior day, we hung out a lot," said Clapp. "He's a real quiet guy. He pretty much told me that it is between LSU and Alabama. Home will be a big factor for him and I told him that I would love to have him with me at LSU."

"He's a great guy and a great player. He would be a huge pull for LSU."

In terms of when his next visit to LSU will be, Clapp explained that it would only be a matter of days until he is back in Baton Rouge.

"I'll be there this Saturday for spring practice," said Clapp. "I'll be there for the spring game as well."

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