Portsmouth's Tyler Clifford is one of southern Ohio's most highly-recruited players. When we caught up with him the other day, he stated that recruiting was getting fast and furious.
"Things are getting pretty hectic," he said. "I have talked to four schools today. (Cincinnati head) Coach (Mark) Dantonio was in today and offered. Kent was in too and offered."
Clifford can play various positions. Where are schools recruiting him?
"Most are talking about me as a strongside linebacker and a tight end," he said. "I could be a tight end too. I prefer defensive end, but I am more concerned about getting on the field so I am open to playing anywhere."
Tyler will be camping at Ohio State and has been working towards becoming the best he can be for quite some time.
"I made sure I lined up against (Penn State OL) Gerald Cadogan every day in practice. Going up against players like that every day is how you get better," he said.
What's Tyler looking for in a school?
"I'm looking to get into strength and conditioning after college," he said. "I am not a sit behind a desk kind of guy.
"I'm looking for a school that is close to home, and I don't want to go anywhere where I sit until my senior year. I want to play."
We have video of Tyler Clifford posted now. You will need Windows Media Player to view them. Choose a link to check out some plays from his highlight film (he is at DE, #9):