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Position switch for 2012 standout

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In college, Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes junior Josh Clemons will play linebacker or receiver. Next season, he won't play either.
"Well, it's supposed to be a secret, but I'm playing quarterback," he told Rivals.com on Friday.
The fact the 6-foot-5, 200-pound Clemons is even capable of making the switch speaks volumes about his ability and versatility. In 2010, he caught 21 passes for 425 yards and five touchdowns. He also recorded 109 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions. Without question, Clemons will be among the most coveted players in Georgia during the next 12 months.
Recently, Tennessee became the latest program to offer, joining Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and South Carolina. Right now, Clemons has no leaders, he said.
Which position does he want to play in college?
"I don't really know," Clemons said. "I guess I'll find out this year."
Clemons is hopeful he can attend an upcoming junior day or two, but because he's in the middle of basketball season scheduling conflicts are an issue.
Case in point: He wanted to visit Florida State this weekend, but can't because his team has a game. Instead, he likely will travel to Tallahassee in late February. Alabama, Georgia and Florida (the first school to offer him) are other programs Clemons mentioned as places he wants to check out, possibly during those teams' spring practices.
Even though it currently is basketball season, Clemons is trying to keep his body in football shape.
"I think I've lost a little bit of weight, but not that much," he said. "I'm still lifting and taking protein."
Regarding his upcoming switch to quarterback, Clemons seems excited.
"I'm getting ready to see how it is," he said. "I've been working on it now. I played [quarterback] in the ninth grade for the junior varsity. I did all right, but we ran the wing-T, so I just handed the ball off mostly. [The move] is all about the team. I'm trying to get a ring."
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