Westlake Village, Calif., Oaks Christian quarterback Jimmy Clausen and his family are no strangers to the recruiting scene. He is only a sophomore but the word on his talent is already spreading like a brush fire, and by the time he reaches his senior season, this young man will be able to name his school.
Clausen is the youngest of the Clausen clan that has sent two quarterbacks already to the D-I level. His older brothers Casey and Rick Clausen have both started on the D-I level at the University of Tennessee.
Does that mean Clausen is a lock to follow in his brother's footsteps and play his college football at the legendary Neyland Stadium?
It is way too early for predictions on where Clausen will attend school but he does have an affinity for the school that both of his brothers have found success.
"I like Tennessee," Clausen said. "I've been there a lot and I feel comfortable there."
"My mind is open," Clausen said. "I am looking for a school that fits me."
Clausen is a special talent who has all the best qualities of his older brothers and more. He can already make all the throws and he is way ahead of the game fundamentally.
Clausen throws a sweet, tight looking spiral and is nearly always on time.
As a sophomore, Clausen created a loud buzz after leading his team to a perfect 14-0 record while throwing for 3,665 yards and 57 touchdowns against only six interceptions.
Believe it or not, his statistics could have been even gaudier but many times he left the game after playing only two quarters of football.
Colleges are already beginning to take notice of the Southern California gunslinger.
Colorado, Oklahoma, Michigan, Michigan State, USC, UCLA, Oregon State, Washington, South Carolina, and Tennessee are just some schools that Clausen is showing interest in.