Sulphur Springs, Texas safety Keenan Clayton may have to help coach Brad Turner put a new door on the coaches office at Sulphur Springs before the spring evaluation period is over.
"We have had all sorts of schools come by the school to meet him,” Turner said. “It would take forever to name them all, but it has been a steady flow.”
The list includes Arkansas, LSU, Purdue, Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, SMU, Baylor, Kansas, Tulsa, Nebraska and Louisiana Tech.
“All of those schools that have come by have offered him a scholarship, with Texas being the only exception,” the coach said. “Baylor coach Guy Morriss just left this morning and Kansas State assistant coach Bob Stanley is coming by this afternoon. He was here last week, too. I don’t really know who all is planning on coming much more than the current day. They come by and since we are in spring drills, the coaches watch him work out and see him play.”
Turner does not believe his standout safety has a favorite school at this point.
“He doesn’t have a favorite. At first it was Texas all the way. He loved them. Then he got into the process and saw there were a lot of options. He now wants to take a look at all of the options he can. If he had to pick today, in my opinion, he would pick Oklahoma, but that is today.”
Clayton’s summer camp schedule won’t be too full.
“Keenan will only go to the camps of the few schools he really wants to check out. He doesn’t have much to prove to the schools anymore. Most of them have offered him from what they know now. He will only go to a camp to give himself a chance to look at the school and meet the coaches.”
A decision won’t be coming any time soon for the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Clayton.
“I think Keenan will hold off and not do it before the season starts. Oklahoma told him to take his visits. That is the fun part of the process and I think he wants to check out the schools and find the place where he fits the best.”