Sophomore quarterback Jimmy Clausen (6-3, 200, 4.7) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian. Picked up three offers over spring break. Oregon State and Ole Miss were the first two schools to tender offers. Over the Easter the break Clausen and his family took a swing through the southeast and take three unofficial visits.
Clausen visited Florida, Florida State and South Carolina.
Originally Clausen was also going to Miami but the Clausen's ran out of time. He will take another visit to Miami later.
Clausen was impressed by all three schools. Florida State's facilities are as good as they get and after Bowden and company saw Clausen on tape they became very interested in Clausen stating the Seminoles will be out to Oaks Christian in May.
Before offering Florida State wants to see Clausen live and in action.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier doesn't need to see a quarterback in a game to know if he can play the position. He only had to look at him on tape and throw
Spurrier told Clausen that he's as good as any quarterback he has seen on tape. He's way ahead of the curve with his quarterback techniques.
Clausen definitely has the goods but working with quarterback guru Steve Clarkson of Air 7 has really helped him technically.
Spurrier was so impressed with Clausen that he offered him while he was on campus.
Spurrier spent the whole day with Clausen and there was a definite chemistry between the two. They talked about football philosophy and were in tune with each other.
Needless to say the Gamecocks will also be out at Oaks Christian in May.
The meeting went very at South Carolina and the Clausen's have the same comfort level there they have at Tennessee where Clausen's two other brothers attend or attended.
Tennessee and Colorado have also offered Clausen an early scholarship offer making it a total of five and we have to remember Clausen is only a sophomore.
As a sophomore, Clausen led his team to a perfect 14-0 record while throwing for 3,665 yards and 57 touchdowns against only six interceptions.
Clausen's statistics could have been even gaudier but many times he left the game after playing only two quarters of football. His performance saw him earn All-American, all-state, all-CIF, and was the Golden State's Sophomore Player of the Year.
Like his two brothers before him, he will be a December grad and will enter school in time for spring ball after his high school career is over.
Clausen is still very open regarding school choice at this time but South Carolina and Florida State did a great job showcasing their respective universities.