Junior OL blown away by "Game Night"

The 6-foot-6, 282 pound junior-to-be from Spring, TX (Klein Oak) has entered the world of college football recruiting and is a little blown away. Little does he know, he's just getting started. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop talked to Naron about his trip to A&M's "Game Night" and where he stands in the recruiting process.

Texas A&M hosted an impressive group of junior offensive linemen at last weekend's Game Night Camp. One of the top performers at the event was Klein Oak offensive tackle Clint Naron, and his efforts paid big dividends with a scholarship offer after the camp.

"I guess I did pretty good," Naron said. "The coaches said they liked what they saw, and then I received an offer after the camp. I'm pretty excited about it."

Naron measured 6-foot-6, 282 pounds at the camp. After checking in and getting measured, the prospects met in the new indoor facility for the day's first workout.

"We went to the indoor facility and broke into positions. We learned two pass plays and two runs pays," Naron said. "We had some one-on-one sessions and then practiced as a unit. We broke for dinner and then we scrimmaged on Kyle Field under the lights."

Asked about his style of play and his strength as a lineman, Naron was very blunt and to the point.

"I love to run people over," Naron said. "My aggressiveness is my strength. I come right at you."

Naron continued with that theme when asked about areas of his game he's working to improve heading into his junior campaign.

"I'm working hard to improve my bench and squat," Naron said. "I'm working on my technique as well, but I want to get stronger so I can run people over at the next level."

Naron said he enjoyed the camp, and he toured the university campus with his mother, Barbara. The two were very impressed with what they saw at Texas A&M.

"The campus was awesome. I liked everything about it," Naron said. "But if I had to say what's my favorite part, it's Kyle Field at night with all the lights and video going off in the scrimmage.

Naron's mother, Barbara was really blown away by the experience as well, which is a good thing for Aggie fans.

"A&M was fantastic," she said. "We had a great time and we enjoyed the campus. This is truly a dream. I can't believe this has all happened so fast."

The blue chip junior offensive lineman has tempered his enthusiasm for the time being, as this newfound attention from college coaches this early has been very surprising.

"It's all new to me and a little overwhelming," Naron said. "I like A&M a lot, but I'm not sure what I want to do right now. I think I'm going to take some time and slow it down a little."

Naron participated in a Texas camp back in June that focused more on drills and learning technique than touring the campus and seeing the facilities.

"It's hard to compare both camps (A&M vs. Texas). A&M was more about meeting the staff, seeing the campus and the facilities, and hanging out with the other players," Naron said. "The Texas camp was more about drills and teaching. I saw the indoor practice bubble and that's about it."

While Naron is open to other schools at this point, he admits growing up following, and pulling for both the Longhorns and Aggies.

So far, Naron doesn't have a checklist of criteria or a specific list of factors in eventually picking his college of choice. It's pretty simple.

"I want to go where I feel I belong," Naron said. "I want to feel comfortable at the school and fit in with my teammates and coaches."

Naron admits that the Aggies made a great first impression on him, but now he's ready to focus on the upcoming season which begins with fall practices on August 13. Klein Oak faces Cy-Creek in the season opener on August 31.




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