"Yeah, we are in the playoffs," Clayborn said. "We finished the season 9-0. We are No. 1 in St. Louis and No. 2 in the 5A class in Missouri. 6A is the largest class."
Many would view an unblemished, regular season record as a goal achieved. Not Clayborn. "We haven't accomplished anything until we win state, in my eyes."
Clayborn has had a great year, on both sides of the ball. Is choosing a side of the football a dilemma to Clayborn when it comes to playing in college?
"I think that I had 80 tackles and three sacks at linebacker. On offense I had like 350 yards receiving and six touchdowns. I liked playing offense in high school because I am bigger than everybody and I can go up and catch balls, but I want to stick to playing defense in college."
Clayborn has already been on two official visits. He has two other official visits set up with the last one hanging in limbo. "I have just been to Nebraska and Texas Tech. I am going to Iowa on December 2 and Missouri on December 10. My last official I don't know who I will take that with."
Some teams are coming in late on Clayborn and some have made a serious impression very quickly. One such team just offered Clayborn and is set to receive an official visit. "Iowa just offered me. They just came in and offered. Tennessee has been calling me too."
While there are the new teams still coming in to make a move on landing one of the best players in the nation. Before Big Red Report could finish the interview a familiar team showed up on the caller i.d. for Clayborn. "This is a coach calling me right here. It's Nebraska. I have to go."