Brother Martin High School standout Will Clapp ended his recruitment in January when he committed to his home-state school, LSU. The 6-4 270 pound Clapp has made several trips to Baton Rouge so far in 2013, with another one happening over the weekend for LSU's spring football game. Clapp, a four-star offensive guard, used the visit to take in the campus, see the revamped LSU offense, and play the role of recruiter for the Tigers for the class of 2014. According to Clapp, the visit was very eventful and included him speaking with recruits and class of 2013 signees.
"The visit went great," Clapp told TSD. "I got there around noon and right when I got there I went to the locker room and starting hanging out with Desean Smith and Trey Quinn. Then the players went out on the field and I got to talk to all of the incoming o-linemen for 2013."
One of the goals that Clapp had heading into his LSU visit this weekend was to check out what the offense will look like in 2013 under first-year offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Clapp came away very impressed with what he saw.
"I think the game went great the offense looked really good and it looks like they are going to air it out a lot this year," said Clapp. "They are really trying to make an effort to throw the ball a lot more. They could have had even more touchdowns through the air than they did. I think they will throw it a ton this year."
"Obviously, they will run the ball. Kenny Hilliard and Jeremy Hill looked really good running the football."
Even though he has been committed to the Tigers for quite some time, Clapp felt as though he received the red carpet treatment from the LSU coaching staff while he was on campus.
"The first coach I talked to was coach [Frank] Wilson. He talked to my parents and I a lot. I went and watched the o-linemen warm up before the game. Coach [Greg] Studrawa was telling everyone that I was the future of the line. That was pretty cool."
"I also got to share a few minutes with coach [Les] Miles on the field before the family picnic thing that they had at the indoor facility."
While he didn't get around to recruiting as many players as he would have liked throughout the day on Saturday, Clapp still managed to make the rounds and speak with some of the top players in the state of Louisiana.
"Yesterday I hung out with Trey Quinn and talked to Garrett [Brumfield] a lot," said Clapp. "I talked to Leonard Fournette a little bit throughout the day, in addition to some of the current LSU players. They all seemed to be having a great time."
Clapp has formed a friendship with four-star receiver Trey Quinn over the last several months. It had been a concern for Quinn as to whether or not the LSU offense would put the ball in the air more in 2013. According to Clapp, Quinn was very impressed by what he saw on Saturday.
"Trey definitely liked the fact that they threw the ball a lot more," said Clapp. "He also liked the fact that they sent it down field a lot and let the receivers play. He seemed excited about it all."
The LSU coaching staff landed a big commitment on Saturday from University High School standout Garrett Brumfield, a four-star offensive guard that Clapp has built a very strong relationship with. Clapp received word on Saturday night from Brumfield that he had ended the recruiting process, something that has Clapp very excited about the future.
"Garrett texted me last night around seven o'clock and told me that he committed," said Clapp. "I was really happy because we got another great offensive lineman in the class. I told him to be ready to tear it up the next few years. With him, and if we get Cameron Robinson, we will have a great o-line class that will keep the running game going for quite some time."
In terms of whether or not the commitment by Brumfield will start a domino effect for the top prospects in Louisiana, Clapp would like to think so.
"I hope so," said Clapp. "It would be nice to get some of those instate guys committed and get them rolling. It would be nice to have the class shape up like we hope it will."
Clapp Enjoys Spring Game Visit
Clapp enjoys spring game visit
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