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Recruit Spotlight: LT William Clapp, Brother Martin High School, Class of 2014

November 19, 2013

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By Reid Althage

LAFM: Name, position, school?

My name is William Clapp, and I play LT for Brother Martin High School.

LAFM: Current weight and height?

6-5,  290 lbs

LAFM: Current ACT score and GPA?

21 ACT and 3.2 GPA

LAFM: Max bench, and max squat?

My max bench is 340 lbs, and squat is 500 lbs.

LAFM: How is the season going for you and your team?

It was a good season. We had a rough schedule that was probably one of the hardest in 5A. It definitely challenged us, and I thought the team responded well.

LAFM: What has been favorite or best game so far this season?

I would have to say Shaw. We beat them on a last second 98 yard drive.

LAFM: Who is your favorite football player of all time?

Peyton Manning- He really knows how to play the game and is a real leader on and off the field. He is also always making plays.

LAFM: How old were you when you started playing and where?

I started playing at the age of 8 at the Lakeshore youth program.

LAFM: Do you have any family members or friends that have had a big influence on you as you play football?

My dad played at LSU. He really helped me in the off-season. We did a lot of conditioning in order to make sure I am ready to play.

LAFM: If football does not work out for you, what do you see yourself doing? Have you thought of a major in college?

I want to major in business management. There is a lot of job opportunities with that major.

LAFM: Are there any schools that are recruiting you? Do you have any favorites?

I am commited to LSU. I like the atmosphere and the coaches. The coaches seemed like family guys, and are coaches that will make me better.

LAFM: What positions are you being recruited for? What is your favorite positions and why?

I told LSU I would play wherever they wanted. As of now it will be as a guard or tackle. I prefer LT because I like to protect the blind side.

LAFM: What was something special about your team this year?

We never gave up. We had a lot of close games where we lost by a TD or even less. We always kept fighting and never got down on ourselves.

LAFM: Outside of football, what makes your school special?

Brother Martin is a great school which does a great job preparing us for college. Students here learn important lessons that they can use for the rest of their life.

About Reid Althage

Reid is from Harvey, LA and went to Brother Martin High School. He played men's NAIA soccer at LSU Shreveport for his first 2 years college. His junior year, Reid transferred to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a Sports Administration Degree. He started with LAFM as an Intern in April 2013 and was hired in October. Reid loves anything to do with sports (Saints, Pelicans, and Liverpool FC Fan), the outdoors, and family/friends.