On Wednesday, the dynamic St. Louis University High School Class of 2017 running back decided that was the place for him. Clair made a verbal commitment to Bowling Green, which he announced on his Twitter account.
“Even though students were already gone, I still felt like this place I bet it gets crazy when there’s a lot of people here," Clair said of his unofficial visit in May. "This could be the future place for me.”
The 5-foot-9, 184-pounder was glad to make his decision.
“It feels great,” Clair said. “It’s a big stress reliever to be going from one family to becoming a part of another one. My family is happy with my decision, everyone is supporting me and I’m just really ready to get up to Bowling Green and make some noise.”
What made Bowling Green the right place for Clair to continue his education and football career?
“It’s a good college town, they have the programs that I’d like to study and also the opportunity to play early,” he said. “They have two seniors, I believe, and one junior at running back and I think they only took one running back in the 2016 class. So basically when I get there the spot is going to be open for me to play for it.
“Also, the different positions. They are talking about putting me at kick return, me being able to spread out and do different types of things on the offensive side of the ball and be able to fit well with their offensive scheme.”
Clair has proven to be a productive playmaker the past two seasons.
As a junior, Clair he racked up 1,416 total yards (1,303 rushing, 113 receiving) and scored 21 touchdowns for the Jr. Billikens. As a sophomore, he had 798 total yards (690 rushing, 108 receiving) and seven touchdowns.