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Clausen Favors Three

 

By Jamie Newberg

National Recruiting Analyst

Date: Feb 19, 2006

 

Who's the top prospect among the Class of 2007? It very well might be quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Clausen, from California, has three school favorites at this time - Southern Cal, Notre Dame and South Carolina.

 

When it comes to recruits among the Class of 2007, perhaps the most popular of the bunch, at least until he makes his commitment, will be Jimmy Clausen. Clausen, 6-3 and 195 pounds, is from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian High School. He is a two year starter and is 28-0 thus far. Last year he led his team to another championship after going 156/231 for 2,778 yards and 30 touchdowns.

 

“Right now I favor Notre Dame, Southern Cal and South Carolina,” said Clausen. “I like Weis a lot at Notre Dame. I like the school and the people there. Everyone thinks I am going there but I am not leaning anywhere right now.

 

“USC has that winning tradition. I really like what they have done with that program and it’s very close to home, only about an hour.

 

“I like Coach (Steve) Spurrier at South Carolina. I love how he develops quarterback, they have lots of great athletes on that team and they are a program on the rise. Look at what they did in his first season there.

 

“I am just taking things day to day right now.”

 

Clausen is the likely favorite to become the Scout.com pre-season top ranked recruit. This west coast signal caller is the younger brother of former University of Tennessee quarterbacks Casey and Rick Clausen. The youngest is the best of the bunch at this stage. Clausen has great mechanics, a big time arm and has the football IQ you look for in a quarterback. Right now, Clausen just wants to work on the basics.

 

“Last year I made improvements on everything and had a good year. I just want to hit the weights and get bigger, stronger and faster. I am going to work with my quarterback coach and just try and fine tune everything.”

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I saw that article and I must say I dont like what im hearing from these kids right now. Clausen saying he isnt leaning towards Notre Dame but he did list them first on his list of favorites and did mention them first if thats anything to possibly get excited about. I didnt like Tyler saying he would go to Southern Cal if he had to pick right now. That kinda pissed me off alittle bit. I dont know which way these kids are leaning I just hope some of them choose Notre Dame. Mike Paulus is starting to grow on me alittle bit though!

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i'm with you jkmoline....let's see how it all plays out. I hate these rumors, they only build up hype. One thing we know....we already have some qb's coming in with talent...i'm more worried about bringing in some athletes that can catch their passes and take it to the house.

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Nice eyes and post broker :)

 

I don't know about anyone else just in my studying Coach Weis he is getting increasingly unpatient with these kids that hold out. Your getting into 'disrespectful' dangling the word Notre Dame out there when the kid knows Notre Dame it's coaches and Administration dare not speak out per NCAA. I call it we are being used maybe?

 

Even if jimmy's listing ND #1, then there is Mike Paulus I know only being chased by Syracuse at the moment. What ever happens happens

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Ahahahah :lol: "Courtship" is correct. It's mostly fans though.

 

Coach has hung up on a number one kicker and more or less embarrissed an Ohio guy with his lousy grades. I think right now it is 'I am the Coach, I make the decisions, yes or no I don't want to waste my time I can find another.' (period)

 

My feeling (instinct) is Jimmy's been downgraded by ND.? Nothing to back that up. (looking elsewhere)

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I'm not too worried about Clausen. It'd be nice to wrap him up but he should hardly expect the ND program to put itself on hold for his decision (I know it's really early but he will not make or break this class, the next class, or the previous one). Strange that everyone calls him JC? He will not be the savior of ND football one way or another....that's not Weis' philosophy. If he's really stuck in the decision making process between SC, USC, and ND.....he might not be a good fit for ND anyway.

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I just enjoy watching everyone start to say how we don't particularly need Jimmy as soon as he says ND is not the definite favorite.. but in previous posts everyone is going crazy about him

 

I think nobody should even pay attention to what he says at this point because he's a smart kid and will make the right choice

 

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What's frustrating, Shamrock, is how conflicting the rumor mill can be. You hear strong indications of a silent commitment, then a statement to the contrary. I just think you need to remember the guys that are coming in, 2 top 10 qb's, not really a staple at ND in recent years. Also, you have Paulus waiting patiently off to the side, not too bad a second option I hear.

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i agree, if he comes ok if not its ok, i think that zach frazer is going to be the qb at notre dame for the next few years, i would be willing to bet that old #14 is selling this to the jc guy, if he gave his word to charlie , that fine but i would just as soon keep frazer. he is one of those Pennsylvania types who likes to be a nasty , which will fit coach weis role, i think this jc kid is like that fella from ark. that wanted to come to notre dame then backed out charlie didn't want him. there are a lot of kids there that use notre dame as a tool to get hyped i feel that jc is one of them . we got frazer, lets stay with him. :)

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Will we be OK if we don't land Jimmy? yes. But, we will be FAR better off by landing Jimmy. He is a special talent and will bring with him so much talent.

 

No matter how much we want to say otherwise, Jimmy is an incredibly important piece to this recruiting puzzle.

 

In the end, I say Jimmy is Notre Dame. And if not, than I am going to be extremely disappointed and upset.

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How do we know that he is not favoring anyone? Because he said so in an interview? that means nothing. Everyone of these kids favor someone. but they play the game and say what they should be saying. comments like that mean nothing. He is just giving the politically correct answer. Besides, Jimmy has already said in the past that he favors USC and Notre Dame.

 

Maybe this is just me being a homer but I tend to believe a kid when they step out and say who they are favoring opposed to the times when they say they are not favoring anyone and everyone is equal. I think the "everyone is equal" comments are just kids saying what they need to say during the recruiting game.

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