Clayton Talks 7-on-7, Recruiting

Tyler Grace 2014 wide receiver Kade Clayton talks Texas State 7-on-7 and where his recruiting is headed.

"It's really going to help our passing game a lot," said Kade Clayton. "And it will help us get ready for the heat."

But the 6-foot, 180-pound 2014 receiver hasn't exactly been spending his summer indoors. Clayton attended a Texas Tech camp in Dallas, a TCU camp at TCU, and performed well for Oklahoma coaches when they held a session in Tyler.

"I would say that I liked the Oklahoma camp the best," Clayton said. "I worked with Coach [Jay] Norvell, their wide receivers coach and met all the coaches there. They really seemed to like me a lot."

Clayton, who runs a legitimate mid-to-high 4.5-second 40-yard dash, won 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles at the TAPPS state track meet. But he's more than just straight-lined fast, according to Norvell.

"He said he really liked how quick my feet were," Clayton said.

Clayton played running back a year ago, but will focus on his position as a wide receiver this year, though he could certainly still get some carries here or there. And he said he would be going both ways, playing middle linebacker as well.

His skill set has been enough to attract interest from Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and TCU, as well as schools outside of the Big 12 region.

"When I was little, I really liked Texas Tech," Clayton said. "But that was probably just because their jerseys were cool. I'm really not sure who I like most now."

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