Standout OL Barton Clement talks Texas Longhorns & More

Offensive guard Barton Clement is one of the top players in Texas for 2018. The Four-Star standout checks in from Missouri City (Texas) Marshall High School as the No 149 overall ranked player regardless of position.

Missouri City (Texas) is home to 6-foot-2, 305-pound offensive guard Barton Clement.  He checks in as the No 149 ranked overall player, No 6 OG in the country and the No 1 OG in the Midland Region and Texas.

 

Clement holds early offers from some of the biggest names in college football including Auburn Tigers, Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies and UCLA Bruins to name a few.  Clement is very familiar with the Texas coaching staff.

 

“I think the whole staff is great,” Barton Clement said.  “I’m not completely sure when I’m going to visit, but I’m going to be there.  The most important thing for my family and I are looking for is a place that has a good atmosphere, like it’s very welcoming and it is a place that I can still have fun while studying and they have a really good engineer program.”

 

 Clement is one of the top recruits in the country and is looking forward to proving himself.

 

“The exciting thing about it (recruiting) is that since I’m going to have a lot of attention on me, it’s going to prove how much I have to improve throughout the previous seasons,” Clement said.  “As a player I believe I am very coachable and a hard worker, what I think I need to improve on is my pass pro and my footwork.”

 

Scout.com Take

 

Barton Clement is a great offensive guard prospect in the state of Texas for 2018. Clement has extensive experience playing left guard and left tackle for his high school team, which competes in the Lone Star State's largest classification. Moves well laterally for a player already north of 300 pounds. Athletic enough to get to the second level quickly. Physical drive-blocker who thrives in the run game. Finishes blocks and plays through the whistle. Shows promising ability as a pass-protector, regardless of where he lines up on a given play. Hands occasionally get too far outside his target, but he's heavy-handed, and once he's locked on, you're probably done. Balance should improve with improved technique and further physical development. Overall, Clement is expected to be among the top interior offensive line prospects in the state of Texas for the 2018 recruiting cycle. -- Gabe Brooks 


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