After New Kensington (PA) wideout Toney Clemons made his official visit to Michigan last weekend, he was so blown away that the Wolverines shot to the top of his list. Despite the Maize & Blue's extremely strong standing, the four-star pass-catcher was not ready to announce a decision. In the days since he has been home, however, the desire to hold off on publicly disclosing his choice has faded away.
"I'm going to announce my decision at the end of the month before the season is over," Clemons said. "It will be senior night and it's a rivalry game. The game is on the 27th, so I'll probably do it on the Thursday night…the 26th. My whole team will be there and my family will be there."
Clemons' change of heart means that he won't be taking any more visits. It also means that he already has a pretty good idea of what he wants to do.
"I just want to get this show on the road," he said. "If I know where I want to go, all I'm really doing is blocking offers or opportunities for other kids. By me going ahead and announcing my decision, it frees up offers for them."
With the time of his announcement now set, Clemons can now focus all of his attention on his high school team. He has had a successful season thus far, but not on the side of the ball that many might expect.
"I'm having a decent season at wide receiver, but I don't get a lot of balls thrown my way," said Clemons. "I see a lot of double and triple teams and there's no Ryan Mallet throwing the ball around here. I am actually making more of an impact at safety. I messed around and become one of the best players in the state on defense. I've got a lot of forced fumbles and a lot of big hits. I just have to wait for my opportunities to come on offense. When they do, I have to make the most of them."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Clemons in the coming weeks.