November 19, 2013
|William Clapp (right)-Property of LAFM|
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.