Old Dominion Offers Tyler Grace’s Kade Clayton
The third offer arrived Monday for athletic Tyler Grace standout Kade Clayton.
The talented football player received an offer from Old Dominion, according to ETSN.fm contributor Justin Wells.
A Division I FCS program, ODU revived its long-dormant football program for the 2009 season and has gone 38-10 in four seasons, including an 11-2 mark and an appearance in the FCS quarterfinals in 2012. The Monarchs, who will spend 2013 as an independent FCS program after competing in the Colonial Athletic Association in 2011-12, will make the move to FBS competition in 2014 as a member of Conference USA.
Clayton already holds FBS offers from SMU and Texas State, which will be a future C-USA opponent of ODU. SMU was his previous most-recent offer as the Mustangs offered Clayton on May 31.
Clayton won the receivers MVP at the ETSN.fm Football Recruiting Combine, where he measured 6-1 3/4, 179.4 pounds in shoes. He had the second-fastest 40-yard dash (4.40 seconds), the third-fastest 20-yard time (2.54), the third-fastest pro agility time (4.09), and the second-fastest ladder time. His 9.50-second ladder was one of only five faster than 10.00 seconds
Clayton enjoyed a huge junior season in 2012. He carried the ball 119 times for 1,511 yards and 26 touchdowns and snagged 26 passes for 502 yards and six touchdowns. He accounted for 2,013 yards from scrimmage and 32 offensive touchdowns, averaging 13.9 yards per touch. From the secondary, Clayton had 69 tackles, five for loss, and two forced fumbles. He averaged 39.9 yards per return on nine kickoff returns and scored twice on special teams, giving him 34 total touchdowns.
Clayton finished fifth in East Texas in scoring with 204 points. His 1,511 rushing yards were 12th in the region. ETSN.fm named Clayton to the East Texas Super Team Second Team at running back.