The redshirt freshman participated in the first six games of the season before sustaining a shoulder injury.
"Our season is now over," Clemons said. "We didn't win any games but on a personal level I think I showed what I could do. I felt like I dominated when I needed too. I spent a lot of hard work this offseason preparing me for this season. There's no limit what I can do if I just keep working as hard as I can."
Micheal finished with 10.5 tackles for a loss in six games and collected two and half sacks.
"I have a really good get off. I can run well for a guy my size. I was getting clocked in the low 4.5's this summer during the offseason. I can play outside linebacker as well. I’m strong at attacking the tackle. If I can get my hands on him first, he’s beat. They can’t match my speed. I can get around the corner easily. I’m good at that. I’m good at getting off blocks. At outside linebacker, I can play the flats well. I’m a big guy so it is hard to get around me. I use my speed to get out there and cover."
The Sachse (Texas) native has already received scholarship offers from half of the SEC programs. This includes Tennessee, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Missouri and Kentucky. Four of the the SEC schools will receive official visits in January.
"In January I'm going to Arkansas, Texas A&M, Missouri and Ole Miss. Those are four I know I'll visit. I still have another (official) visit left if I need it, but those four are standing out right now."
When did things start heating up with the instate program, Texas A&M?
"Coach (Terry) Price got in contact with me about a month ago. We have been building a relationship. They like my film, and then he got in contact with my head coach. That's when they made it official that I had an offer."
What stands out about the Aggies?
"They were the school I liked coming out of high school. They have a great defensive line coach and have two defensive ends that are supposed to be going high in the draft. I feel like I can come in there and make an impact."
Ole Miss came calling this past summer.
"Coach (Chris) Kiffin) got in touch with me in August. I have been building a good relationship with him as well. I talk to them pretty much every week. I've gotten to know a lot of their defensive coaches. They offered me a few months back and my relationship with those guys keeps me interested in them."
The Rebels are graduating two of their defensive ends in their four man rotation and have a third who could come out early in the draft.
"I've been keeping up with them the past couple of years. They have a great program. They play disciplined and know how to win. I like what coach Freeze has done with that program. I know that Marquise Haynes could leave early, and they have a couple more guys graduating. There's an opportunity for me to go in there and make an impact, for sure."
Is immediate playing time a big factor?
"Yes sir. I still have three years to play three so I have more time than most juco guys, but that is a big thing for me. Everybody wants to come in and make a big impact with that team. That's a big factor right there. I know I have some opportunities at both Ole Miss and Texas A&M."
Another SEC West program has been staying in close contact as well.
"Coach (Rory) Segrest at Arkansas has been building a relationship with me as well the past couple months. I really enjoy talking to him. My relationship with their coaches is really good. I have been watching them as well. I like the atmosphere over there. I know a few people who go there. My relationship is good with those guys."
Missouri has had a recent history of putting defensive ends in the league as well.
"I like coach (Jackie) Shipp a lot. I have gotten to know him well. We have been talking since last April. We have built a good relationship. He's coached a lot of great defensive ends. We talk about that a lot. They want me to come in and be a part of that tradition."
When it comes decision time two factors will stick out the most.
"I want to go to the place I can make the biggest impact and play for a well disciplined team. I also want to get into a good Criminal Justice program."
Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org