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TE Clay lands first D-I offer

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The first Division I offer came in for Charleston (W.V.) George Washington School tight end Jordan Clay. The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder pulled the scholarship recently from a school out West.
"I got my first offer from Air Force last week," he said. "I've gotten a couple other offers from Division II schools in Concord and Charleston as well.
"The offer from Air Force is a great honor. They are a great school and it's hard to pass up on, really. I haven't made up my mind yet, but we'll see what happens before Signing Day. I really want to take a look at their campus and see what they have to offer."
Clay of course hasn't visited Air Force to date, but knows a bit about them so far.
"They offered me as a tradition tight end," he said. "It's a very similar position to our offense. They also would like me to prep for a year before going to the school.
"For me, I'm not sure about the military situation with it. I have to talk to my parents about it. The thing is, it's really far away. That would be the big thing in my decision, the distance."
Clay has seen interest from a few other programs too.
"Richmond, Towson and Bowling Green are looking," he said. "West Virginia and Marshall have offered me a walk-on position.
"I am planning to go to a Richmond game, but it's been moved because of the storm."
At this stage, Clay claims two schools are sticking out a bit.
"I'm a big fan of West Virginia, it's just the idea of paying for school compared to Air Force's offer and the Air Force Academy," he said. "West Virginia is so close to home, but it's far enough for a college experience. Of course, my brother is there (Cody) and it would be great to see him and play beside him like we did in high school.
"With Air Force, it's the education and really getting the scholarship. I don't have to pay for school and I know when I graduate I'll get a job anywhere I want. That's something that is catching my eye, playing at a great school, that's what both of these schools provide, West Virginia and the Air Force Academy."
Clay is playing tight end and strong safety for George Washington this season. In fact, Clay is coming off his biggest game of the year at tight end, which saw him post 10 receptions for 135-yards and two scores.
So, what sticks out about Clay as a player?
"I'd probably say it's my hands," he said. "We don't throw the ball that much, so it's really my open field blocking. We have Ryan Switzer on our team and we run the ball a lot because of that. I have to block well and I can say whenever we throw a pass, I'm a pretty good pass catcher."
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