December 30, 2009

UConn offer surprises Clemons

Milford (Pa.) Delaware Valley junior offensive guard Brandon Clemons was surprised to pick up his latest offer, though maybe he should be beyond that after receiving two early free rides from Big East schools.

Pitt and West Virginia had extended offers to the 6-foot-4, 255-pound lineman from the Keystone State, and recently another school from the same conference became the third to offer Clemons.

"UConn offered me a full ride the other day," Clemons said. "That's my third (scholarship). The first two were from Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Pitt offered me after their prospect camp, and West Virginia offered me after they saw my film. I haven't had a chance to get out there yet.

"I like all three of them. Any school that wants to offer me a free education is great. UConn was surprising. I had talked to them but I didn't know they were that interested. Next thing you know, I've got a free ride. The campus is supposed to be really nice. I've heard good things about them."

Clemons hasn't filled his calendar yet, but he wants to make it out to an upcoming junior day at Maryland. He said schools have recruited him to play both offensive and defensive tackle.

Delaware Valley finished the year 6-5, losing in the first round of the postseason.

"I thought the team was really young. I think we're going to be really good next year, because we have a lot of room for improvement. I feel like I got better, definitely. I was injured this year but I played through it. I tore my meniscus during the middle of the season and played four or five games with it. I had surgery the day before Thanksgiving and I'm feeling good."

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