No Pressure On Clay

Brennan Clay burst onto the scene as a wide eyed freshman and to no one's surprise, is now one of the country's top recruits. Having just finished his junior season, he has five offers to his name. Clay talked about his recruitment and his relationship with his senior quarterback Tate Forcier.

This Friday, Scripps Ranch continues their playoff run. A big part of the team's success this year has been a high powered offense lead by senior quarterback Tate Forcier and junior all-purpose back Brennan Clay.

Clay, one of the top junior running backs in the West has done it all for his team and the colleges have taken notice as he already has five offers to his name: Wisconsin, San Diego State, Baylor, Stanford and Michigan. However, he has not had much opportunity to concentrate on recruiting.

"I have not taken any visits," he said, "I haven't been able to do so with football the way. I might be able to take a visit to Oregon State maybe or Stanford, hopefully one will work out."

The Beavers are one of the teams who haven't offered the 6'0, 190-lb Clay yet, but are showing interest.

"Oregon, they seem pretty interested along with Boise State, Notre Dame, UCLA and Alabama."

As he begins to look through his options, Clay realizes he will be recruited by schools from all corners. With interest already coming from the Big Ten, SEC and other places east of the Mississippi, he is considering whether or not he is willing to leave the left coast.

"You know, you want to have your parents be able to come to the games and that's big," he explained, "I would like them to come and make it easy on them to come support me. It's kind of a tough one. If I'm going to play football, they'll understand if I play for a D1 school, I'll be on TV and she can watch me then and come out once or twice a year and fly out to games. So, I wouldn't mind going farther away."

One of the schools farther away are the Wolverines of Michigan, where Forcier is headed.

"I'm planning on taking a trip during the spring to catch Tate's spring ball," Clay said, "He wants me to go there, I know he does. We have a connection we've built over the past three years. He doesn't really pressure me, but he says, ‘I would love you to be on board.' I wouldn't mind suiting up as a Wolverine, I'm just waiting it out."

Already established as one of the class of 2010's top prospects, Clay is confident his standing with colleges will improve after they see what he has done this year.

"Once the highlight film comes out, I think I'll get a few more offers. Then I can take a step back and look at all my choices."

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