Two-Sport Standout Clay Horne Gets Looks

Clay Horne, a 6-foot-6, 198-pound junior wide receiver from St. Paul (MN) Cretin Derham Hall, is one of the state's top two-sport athletes. Horne helped Raiders to a 12-1 mark, losing to Blaine 28-27 in overtime in the Class AAAAA semifinals. He also plays basketball for the Raiders and with the 43 Hoops AAU program. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Horne to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Clay Horne is also a talented basketball player who is averaging 9.5 points per game for the 13-12 Raiders. He scored a season-best 19 points against Mounds View and has reached double figures in 13 of his 24 games. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Horne after his game Saturday versus Lakeville North to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Are you hearing from some schools for football?

"Not really. I got something from Wyoming just the other day, but that it is about it."

Have you thought about what sport you would like to play in college?

"Not really. This year, football went really good for me. I could actually play football. Basketball has come around and it is not been so good. I am going to try to go to some football camps. I applied for the Football Academy Camp in Boston, so hopefully that will go well. I am going to try to go to the Boston College camp and play some basketball this summer, too."

Do you know what tournaments you will playing for 43 Hoops this spring and summer?

"I think that I am going to some tournament in Akron. We might go to Georgia. It is going to be all over. We are going to Vegas again, so we'll be all over."

How about your team for next year? You lost some key players, but you return your quarterback and Seantrel Henderson. What are your expectations for next year?

"I am hoping to win the whole thing again. We have been there once (2007) and we came up short last year. It is the same thing that happened to us last year. We lost a whole lot of linemen and we had to start fresh last year. Our defense saw us start some new players. It will be the same thing this year, so hopefully we can get it done with more experience."

Is that a motivating factor, having come so close this past year?

"Inches away. We just have to get it this year. It is like motivation, exactly like you said."

Are you hearing from any of the local schools, like Minnesota?

"I've gotten a letter from them awhile ago, but that is about it. I've gotten letters from Iowa awhile ago for basketball. A lot of Northern Iowa. A lot of Drake. Milwaukee. Harvard has sent me a few things."

Did you get a chance to make it to any college football games?

"No, I was not able to, but hopefully next year I'll be able to."

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