Tampa, Fl.— Stanley Clerveaux was at his 7-on-7 team's practice in Miami when his coach handed him a cell phone. The North Miami Standout had no idea who would be on the other end.
"I was at practice and one of my coaches put me on the phone," said Clerveaux. "It was Coach Larry Scott. He asked if I was interested in USF and told me of the offer. He asked what other schools were looking at me right now. He also asked if I took my ACT. He told me that they really want me and hope they get me."
The 6-foot-3, 185 pound wide receiver has just the one one offer from USF. However, he said FIU, Howard and West Virginia have shown him some interest.
West Virginia's receivers coach Lonnie Galloway has been Clerveaux's main contact at UWV and he expects to hear whether or not an offer will be extended to him by next week.
Although Clerveaux has been communicating most with West Virginia, he isn't planning his visit there just yet. He is only taking visits to schools that offer him a scholarship and even with scholarship offers, the names of schools isn't what he's looking for.
"I need to like the vibe of the school. I am not going to go to a school that I don't feel comfortable at. The school has to have a good quarterback for me. I am not going to commit to a school just because of a name. I am not like that."
Clerveaux is planning a visit with Coach Scott within the next couple of weeks and to attend one of USF's spring practices. He also says he will become more involved in the recruiting process in the coming weeks.
"I'm going to start going to Junior Days and going to camps and combines. I am just working hard right now on my 7-on-7 team. I am trying to master my craft and be the best receiver I can be. Football is twenty-four seven."
In March, Clerveaux plans to attend the National Underclassmen Combine in Orlando. However, for tonight, he plans to wait until his parents come home from work to tell them that he received his first collegiate scholarship offer in person.