Fort Lauderdale's Stan McClover (6-4, 236, 4.5) of Dillard High School is chasing a High School record for sacks. He has been a quarterback nightmare for much of South Florida in the first half of the season and has racked up 18 sacks while Dillard has run their record to 5-2. McClover has 31 sacks in his High School career.
According to McClover, the record he is chasing is 49 career sacks. He's not sure if this is the Florida or the national record, but he is intent on breaking the record. "I'm trying to get the sack record. Coach looked it up on the Internet and saw that the record is 49 sacks. I believe he told me Corey Saunders holds the record. I have 31 sacks in my career."
Dillard has three regular season games left and if Stan maintains his 2.6 sacks per game, McClover could break the record in the State Semi-Finals of the play-offs if they advance as far. "The play-off games can count toward the record. Winning the State Championship will be icing on the cake."
Recruiting expert Max Emfinger first spotted Stan on tape this summer and he immediately had to reorganize his top player rankings. Max explained it this way. "Although Dillard has had a lot of sensational football players come through their program, there may not have ever been a player with the tremendous potential of McClover. He has the size of a linemen, the speed of a running back and the agility of a linebacker. Few Dillard players had all of this."
Stan told TSW that he has his first official visit plan for this weekend. "I am going to Michigan State this Saturday and I will be coming home on Sunday. Coach Bill Miller is recruiting me."
McClover also has an official visit set up to NC State on December 6th. "Doc Holiday is recruiting me from State. They want to get a group of South Florida players in there on that weekend. Plantation, Dillard and Coral are some they have talked about."
The first two visit being set, TSW asked Stan what was it that he liked about Michigan State and NC State. "I like both schools because of the atmosphere and their teams."
McClover is also considering taking trips to Tennessee, Auburn and Florida. He currently has over fifty offers.