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The next NJ star

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Over the last few seasons Paramus (N.J.) Paramus Catholic has emerged as a powerhouse program not only in New Jersey but on the national level as well. Many people believe the next big star at the Northern New Jersey private school is wide receiver Najee Clayton.
"Right now I like to play wide receiver but I'll play anything to get on the field and try to help my team win ball games," said the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Clayton. "(Paramus Catholic Head) Coach Partridge has definitely been hard on us but I think it will definitely pay off for us this season."
Rutgers is Clayton's only offer right now but things will surely pick up.
"As far as recruitment, I haven't really been looking into schools yet," he said. "I met the Head Coach from Rutgers, Coach Flood. I have a pretty good relationship with him.
"I expect things to be the way they are on TV I guess," Clayton laughed. "I'm just going to take things one day at a time and just let it ride."
When it comes down to decision time, Clayton knows how he will make his choice.
"It's about how I feel and a place that feels like home," he said. "That's really it. It needs to be like home and have that family relationship."
One school might already have a slight edge for Clayton because they are one of his favorite teams.
"I grew up a USC fan," said Clayton. "I loved Reggie Bush. I've always been a fan of the Trojans. My first video game was a college football game and USC with Reggie Bush was the best so I've always been a fan of them."
Clayton has three teammates committed to BCS schools. Jabrill Peppers and Juwan Bushell-Beatty will play at Michigan and Billy Ray Mitchell is committed to Virginia Tech.
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