Trinity Valley Offers Carthage’s Cade Clinton
One of Carthage's veteran offensive lineman who helped the Bulldogs to the 2013 Class 3A Division I state championship picked up an offer Monday.
Senior center Cade Clinton told ETSN.fm that Trinity Valley Community College offered him, making him the second player on Carthage's physical offensive front to receive a college offer. Right guard Adrian Goodacre (6-4, 318) is committed to ULL and also holds a Houston offer.
District 20-3A coaches selected the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Clinton to the all-district first team after he helped Carthage's offense average 481.9 total yards per game: 263.7 passing, 218.2 rushing. The Bulldogs finished 15-1 with their fourth state championship in six years, scoring a single-season school record 721 points.
Clinton and Goodacre join several other Carthage offensive seniors who could play football in college. Quarterback Blake Bogenschutz is committed to UTSA, while receivers Terian "Tee" Goree and O'Keeron Rutherford are committed to North Texas. Tailback Tevin Pipkin could also find himself playing at the next level come the fall.
Trinity Valley is a Division I JUCO program that competes in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference with other teams from around the region, such as Navarro, Tyler, Kilgore, and Blinn. TVCC won JUCO national championships in 1994 and 1997.
Clinton measured 6-foot-4 in shoes and ran an eye-opening 4.57-second laser-timed 40-yard dash at the ETSN.fm Football Recruiting Combine last May at APEC training facility in Tyler. He also bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times.