Junior linebacker Jazzmar Clax of Freehold (N.J.) Borough is putting together an impressive season, and college recruiters are beginning to take notice. Clax has also taken a few unofficial visits this fall, including a recent one to the New Meadowlands Stadium.
"Recruiting is going great actually," said Clax. "I've been going to a lot of games and hearing a lot of positive feedback."
Clax's most recent visit was to check out Notre Dame when they faced Navy at the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey.
"That game was great, even though they lost," said Claxx, who is 6-foot-0 and 225 pounds. "I also have tickets to all of the Penn State, Michigan and Syracuse games, but haven't been able to make those. I've been to a few Rutgers games too. The Rutgers games have been great. I'm getting to know the staff personally and talk to the players."
While Clax has been busy with visits up to this point, recruiting will likely take a back seat for a few weeks while he and his teammates look to finish their season in style.
"I'm trying to finish this state championship run and win defensive player of year as a junior," said Claxx. "But after the season I will start visiting particular schools most likely."
When asked which schools have been showing him the most interest recently, Claxx specifically mentioned Penn State, Rutgers, Boston College, Michigan, Indiana, Syracuse, Duke, UCLA, Stanford, Pittsburgh, Maryland, and Miami. Have any of these schools hinted at a possible offer?
"As of right now, maybe Rutgers, but every school wants my junior tape," said Clax.
Finally, Clax gave an update on his junior season.
"I'm already over 100 tackles and I'm in the running for the defensive player of the year," he said. "We are also sixteenth in the state. We beat big name teams with big players. Neptune, with Charles Davis who is a Rutgers commit, Long Branch, who has Miles Shuler, and Red Bank Catholic, who has Jack Tabb. We're on a roll with a full head of steam going into the playoffs."