Texas Receiver Rising

While most of the attention on the offensive side of the ball at Stanford's overnight football camp last week was on the quarterbacks, there was a lightning quick receiver impressing on the other end of those passes. Track and football standout Clint Renfro has been overshadowed by a couple teammates at Southlake (Tex.) Carroll this recruiting season, though that is starting to change.

Southlake (Texas) wide receiver Clint Renfro (6-0, 161, 4.4) says his top six schools are Texas Tech, TCU, Stanford, Missouri, Baylor and USC. All have offered, except for the Trojans.

Renfro, from Carroll High School, insists his forty time is sub-4.4; he maintains it's great because he loves to run track. And he says that he wants to double-sport in college.

"I know my forty time is really good. I ran that 4.35 with cleats on field turf. I've also clocked in my forty time at 4.38 with cleats on regular grass, " he said.

"I want to try and do both sports in college for my freshman year. If it gets too tough I might just have to pick one, but I don't know, at this point, if I'd end up choosing football over track or track over football.

"So far I've been to TCU, Baylor and Texas Tech for unofficial visits. I also got to get out to Stanford for camp on the last weekend in June. I haven't gotten anything in writing from Stanford. So far it's just a verbal offer.

"Texas Tech has a great athletic program. They just won the Big 12 in track and I know a lot of guys from my area that go there. They've got a great offense and I like how they run the 4-wide. With that kind of offense in place, I've got a good chance of going in there and playing early," he said.

"Like I said, I've been out to TCU a couple of times before and I've been able to speak with some of the coaches there. Both my dad (Mike Renfro) and my uncle (Mark Renfro) played wide receiver there, so I've got a lot of family tradition with TCU. Plus, they're really close to home," he said.

"Stanford just started recruiting me a couple of months ago, and they've shown a lot of interest in me since then. I had a great time out there at camp. Overall, they're like the #1 school in America. They offer a great education and there are a lot of successful people in that area. I really enjoyed it over there. There are really no downsides to going to a program like that. They get some great fan support, the facilities are great and they've got a wonderful atmosphere. The only thing is that they're a little far from home.

"But location really doesn't matter to me. As long as I'm comfortable with a program, I have no problem leaving the state of Texas," he said.

"I've never been to Missouri, but I'd like to get out there sometime before I end up committing somewhere. Coach (Dave) Steckel (linebackers) seems really cool and he's gotten me really interested in them. Plus, my old teammate Chase Daniel (Missouri signee/quarterback) has told me some stuff about them. I also like how they run the four-wide there as well," said Renfro.

"I like how the coaches at Baylor allow their players to do both football and track. They've really got some good tradition behind them with track. The coaches there have told me it would be no problem if I wanted to do both sports.

"USC has shown some interest in me. I was supposed to get out there for a camp, but I just didn't get the chance to. I know they like to see players in person before they offer, but they might also offer me later on in the season.

Other offers include Duke, Houston (first to offer) and UTEP.

"Right now I've got no other plans for unofficial visits or camps, but who knows if something will pop up in the next few weeks here," he said. "I'm shooting to commit to a program by the second game of the season.

"I've got great speed and quickness. I've also got a great ability to run good routes and I've got some great hands too. The only thing I'm really working on for the season is trying to bulk up a bit more (bench: 225/Squat: 325)."

Final JR (16-0) stats: 73 catches/1560 yds/23 TDs; Vert Jump: 34"

3.3 GPA/1010 SAT (old version)--will retest in September "I want to get a better score on my test because I'll need it for some other schools out there. I think I'm qualified so far."


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