Toney Clemons: Photos, Video, Track Exploits

Tomorrow morning, top Pa. wide receiver Toney Clemons is announcing his college decision, and U-M football fans are hoping -- and expecting -- that his choice will be Michigan. GoBlueWolverine has been covering Toney since the late winter's Pitt Combine where GBW was in attendance. Here are Clemons photo and video highlights, plus an interview about his 'game' -- and his track exploits.

GoBlueWolverine's photos of Toney Clemons (in poor lighting) at the Pitt Combine this spring

Clemons' Pitt Combine measurables were 6-2.5, 185, with a 4.53 sec. 40 and a 4.69 sec. shuttle. Those times may not seem exceptional -- but the Pitt/Steelers indoor facility has a slow Oosterbaan-like field turf surface ... and we have never seen a 40 time on the Oosterbaan surface that broke 4.5 ... James Rogers won the Smokehouse award this past summer with a 4.68. At the Pitt Combine, Clemons was getting exceptional separation and catching the ball with exceptional ease ... it reminded us of two other past performances we'd witnessed: Cameron Colvin at the 2005 Stanford Nike Camp (but Toney is an inch-plus taller), and Braylon Edwards at Michigan's Media Day his freshman season. U-M's Media day no longer includes the media watching 30 minutes or so of practice, but on that day, Braylon was getting separation like no other wideout on the field, by far -- and it was his first day as a Wolverine (he wasn't a good receiver yet, but boy could he get separation!). With top 100 WR/DB Nick Sukay and top 100 QB Pat Bostick also in attendance, Clemons was easily named Combine MVP.

And two Bob Lichtenfels shots of Clemons: Pitt Combine video of Clemons: Combine Video. Highlight Video of Clemons (go down the page to "Media Center"): Highlight Video.

After the Combine, GoBlueWolverine spoke to Clemons, who among other things, had gotten a U-M offer after another great performance as the top wideout at the Elite Combine (attended by top 100 prospect Greg Little as well). Toney told us that, "Going deep is my game."

Late Spring GBW interview.

Last spring Clemons was the state champion in the 100m high hurdles (second-straight for him), and also won the state title on the long jump (the last great hurdler to enter college ball as a wideout - Ted Ginn). His championships are in Class AA, the second largest classification, but his hurdle time and long jump distance were by far the best of any class. Cllick below for two stories on Clemons' track exploits.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Clemons (and his sisters, both of whom run track for Pitt). on Pa. Track Finals Results.

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