There have been a lot of questions and rumors circulating about Jeffersonville (Ga.) Twiggs County linebacker Antonio Clay over the last few days. Is he committed or is he not seems to be the main question asked. Clay says things could have been taken out of context and he wants to clear the air.
“Okay, here is what happened.” Clay said. “Oklahoma offered, and I was thrilled. That is like my dream school so when they offered I got really excited. I was thinking hard about committing.”
So did he?
“The Oklahoma coaches called me and I told them that I would commit if I could still take some visits," he said. "They asked me what schools and I told them Miami and LSU. They said that they weren’t cool with that. They told me that if was going to commit to them, that I was committed. I understand how they feel and that is why I asked them about it.
"I did not commit to them yet. They are strong leader, but I am not committed yet. I still want to take those two visits. I feel like I owe it to myself to visit them because you only have one chance to make this decision. I told a reporter that if today were signing day that I would be going to Oklahoma and they must have misunderstood me.”
The 6-foot-2, 225 pound Clay runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds, has a 315 pound bench press and 475 pound squat.
He also has offers from Clemson and Florida and is also receiving strong interest from LSU as well.
As a junior Clay racked up 101 tackles, 12 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery. He also caught 10 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end.