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More recruits to watch at A.C. Reynolds

Asheville (N.C.) A.C. Reynolds has one prospect garnering numerous scholarships. The school features three recruits that are beginning to pick up interest as well.
One of those is a fellow linebacker/defensive end in 6-foot-3, 210-pound Courtland Clavette.
"He was all-conference this year and played really well for us," A.C. Reynolds head coach Brandon Laws said. "He was our second leading tackler with 161 tackles and made a lot of plays for us.
"He was kind of our quarterback on defense. He made a lot of adjustments. He's more physical than Ben Councell. He showed real good ability to get off of blockers and big linemen. He's got good strength and athleticism. He could convert to be a defensive end."
An impressive student, Clavette boasts a 4.5 GPA.
"He is top 10 in his class and also has a good chance of winning the state championship in the discuss."
Clavette is receiving interest from Duke, NC State, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.
"Nobody has offered yet which surprises me a bit. I think he'll have some by the time May is done. Wherever he goes it won't be just a football decision, he's big on academics too."
Meanwhile, quarterback Caleb Pressley is starting to get looks as well.
"He's a quarterback and a pretty good one too," he said. "He threw for 1,600-yards last year and ran for 900 even though he missed three games. He had a lot to do with us making the state championship.
"He's good with the ball in his hands and makes lots of decisions. He can run and is a power running quarterback. He gets his shoulders down and he'll run over a linebacker since he's 215-pounds. He's a very accurate passer and has a strong enough arm."
Recruiting is beginning to pick up according to Laws.
"The ACC is interested, specifically North Carolina, Wake Forest and NC State," he said. "He's going to get a lot from I-AA's, Elon and Wofford so far. Also, the Ivy Leagues are very interested and then Navy is also showing some interest."
Rounding out the group is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver in Cody Owenby.
"This past season was his first playing football," he said. "He was a basketball guy before that and finished the year with 38 receptions and six touchdowns.
"The sky is the limit for him. He's got all the tools; he just needs to get a step faster. He can make the hard catch though and will go up and battle with a cornerback. He makes the quarterback look really good and was Caleb's favorite target.
"He is running track now to improve his speed and do what he needs to."
Owenby earned honorable mention all-Western Carolina and all-conference as a junior.
So far recruiting is still slowly picking up for the wideout.
"He hasn't gotten a lot of interest yet," he said. "People are definitely looking at him and he's got a 4.4 GPA. He's another one that has great academics. I think he's probably a I-AA guy."
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