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2005 '05 AZ RB Matt Clapp (Oklahoma signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Buckskin86, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator


    Stats: 1602 yds as a junior, 18 TD's
    Height: 6-3.5
    Weight: 235
    40 time: 4.6- 100 meters in 11.3
    Bench: 275
    Squat: 475
    Clean: 305
    Vertical: 33"
    From: Phoenix, Arizona
    High School: Paradise Valley
    Grades: 2.7GPA
    Awards: 2nd team all Arizona as a RB

    Notes: tOSU is in his top 5- he visited tOSU practices at this years Fiesta Bowl and will attend tOSU summer camp
  2. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Here is some more info on Clapp.

    2003 Desert Valley All-Region Team: First-Team on offense

    2003 Phoenix Metro Football Magazine Super All-State Team: First-team offensive selection at RB

    All-Conference First-Team selection at linebacker as a sophomore (2002)
    1,000 yard rushing and 19 TD's as a sophomore

    Ranked 16th in the state his junior year in rushing yards

    PV Head Coach Donnie Yantis: "He is the hardest worker in our program. He is extremely dedicated to being the best. He is a durable player and is very coachable."

    Has very good speed for his size

    Honorable mention at RB in The Arizona Republic's All-Arizona team in 2003

    From East Valley Tribune staff reports, 9/20/03:
    "Paradise Valley's Matt Clapp came into Friday's game against Avondale Westview as the leading rusher in 5A among the East Valley schools. He'll likely be there another week. Clapp scored all four of the Trojan's touchdowns in a 31-7 win over the Knights (1-2) in a 5A non-region game at Avondale. Clapp rolled up 158 yards on 24 carries for the Trojans. The junior scored on runs of 32, 4, 37 and 3 yards."

    On 9/24/03, PV's coach reported that Clapp had not fumbled in his past 14 games.

    Ran the third leg of the boys' 4x400-meter relay team that took second in the state in 2003

    Here are some video clips they have from Paradise Valley games. I can't find his number, though :(
  3. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    With limited schollies this year do we take a FB?? What does everyone think?
  4. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie

    Possibly with Joe and Schnitt going to be upper classman. We did bring in one in Johnson this year though.
  5. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    With Johnson already on board we can afford to be very selective. I don't think fullback is a pressing need but if Clapp or another FB really looks good it wouldn't hurt, especially if he's versatile enough to play another position.
  6. What about Scott? Is he still coming here? Is he a walk-on, I thought he was a gray shirt and will be here this spring.

    He is probably decent, he had an offer from WVU a year ago and accepted whatever we offered him.
  7. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Good point about Scott. Haven't heard anything about him for a while. If Cedric is in fact going to be on scholarship we don't need a fullback in this class.
  8. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    He sure looks like an LB to me.
  9. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    I hear Scott was an academic casualty. That was one of the reasons why he lacked more offers. I don't think he's enrolled.

    I don't see us taking a FB unless he's either 1) the cream of the crop or 2) he's versatile and can play another position well.

    This Clapp kid seems too tall to be a FB. Usually it's better to get low when you're lead blocking. He looks like a LB.
  10. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    his current top 5-OU, ND, tOSU, FSU and Cryami. He says tOSU is after him the hardest and will attend tOSU's summer camp.
  11. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Is he being targeted strictly as a FB?
  12. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Is he being targeted strictly as a FB?

    I think most are looking at him as a FB prospect but it sounds like he could project as a FB or MLB
  13. Naplesbuckeye

    Naplesbuckeye Newbie

    Getting a kid from Phoenix to come to the OSU camp is a big deal especially when one looks at the schools that are recruiting him. He could definately play on either side of the ball and I think OSU knows this as well.

    Hopefully, this kid is better that a Stan White and from his accolades and competition you have to believe that he is!
  14. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    pretty impressive video on Clapp from Insiders (video is prem link)

    He reminds me a bit of Brian Toal or Dan Connor who both played FB/LB. Very athletic for a big guy. He runs between the tackles in most of the clips and he seems to initiate alot of the contact. He could be the FB we are looking for with Joe leaving after next year.
  15. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Initially I didn't think we needed another FB with Dionte Johnson in the fold but I do think we need to add another. No one guy should have to take the pounding a fullback is gonna have to endure in the Big Ten. Clapp's video is awfully impressive. The Toal comparison is a great one. The only thing it didn't show was how good his hands are but he's definitely athletic and physical. He's mentioned he will probably camp at Ohio State. I hope he does.

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