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4-star TE Clarington sets top 7

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Four-star tight end Devonaire Clarington of Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington has a top seven, and in no order, it's Texas, Florida, Miami, Tennessee, Alabama and LSU.
While the 6-foot-5, 224-pound Clarington said he hasn't mapped out his five official visits, he knows one will be to Tennessee for the Alabama game.
"It's going to be a rough season because we play a lot of tough teams so I'm not thinking about officials right now," he said. "But I do know I want to catch the Tennessee game with Alabama."
Clarington will play for two-time defending state champions and 2014 national champions Booker T. Washington after playing last season for Hialeah (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic, which also won the state championship in its classification.
"To me it's a blessing because my uncle that got shot and killed, he played here," said Clarington of his uncle Turan Kemp, who was murdered in 2003. "It's a blessing to walk down these halls and it's a blessing to be a part of a national championship team."
Here's what Clarington had to say about his top seven, of which he wouldn't name a clear leader:
Tennessee: "I like the environment there and they're in the SEC. That's competition because it's one of the hardest conferences in college football."
Miami: "They have more resources than any other colleges and they're right there at home. My whole family can go there (to see me play)."
Florida: "I like the environment and the vibe from the coaching staff. Coach Muschamp has been visiting me at all my schools."
Alabama: "They've been recruiting me since ninth grade, so I've gotta give them respect for that. They've been there since Day 1."
Texas: "They're one of the top schools in the country and they don't offer everyone from Miami."
Florida State: "They also offered me in ninth grade and have been there since Day 1. Plus, they're the national champions."
LSU: "I don't really know too much about them but I like them. And I'd like to get to know them, talk to the coaches and see how the environment is around there."
Clarington hopes to make his decision in January.
Last season, Clarington had 42 catches for 890 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns for Champagnat Catholic.
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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