With their father being in the Military, Brandon and Byron Clear are used to moving. Last July they made their latest move, which was to Williamsburg, Virginia, and to Jamestown High School. The move may be a key reason why the brothers haven’t had as much recruiting attention as some others at this point but, with impressive performances at the San Antonio National Junior combine as well as this past weekend’s Scout.com combine in Durham, their recruitments could start to pick-up.
Brandon Clear is 6-4, 205 pounds, and he played wide receiver and free safety for head coach Jerry Varacallo this past season. Byron, who missed six games last season due to a foot injury, played tight end last season but will primarily be a defensive end next season. Byron is 6-5, 205 pounds.
“Since we now play on the AA level, it’s a move down in competition because my brother and I used to play in 5A in Louisiana,” Brandon Clear said. “I played a lot of free safety [in Louisiana]. They didn’t need me at receiver because we were already stacked at receiver, so my sophomore year I started on varsity as a free safety. It was a transition coming here from there, because I wanted to focus on playing receiver and doing what I love.”
Last season, Brandon led the team in receiving with over 400 yards. At free safety, he came away with four interceptions. He stated he would play any position on the next level, but he seems to love playing wide receiver. At the San Antonio combine in January, he was able to show his abilities against some talented defensive backs.
“At San Antonio, I felt that I could compete with the best in the nation and I proved that I could,” Brandon said. “We prepared so hard for that combine and when it came up we were fully prepared and weren’t nervous at all. In one-on-one drills I was beating out all the corners. I was catching everything and making good plays. I knew I could make those plays, even against the stiffer competition. I made the all-combine team as a receiver then.”
Having only played football since his sophomore year in high school, Byron played very well in his first year in the sport. The position he is most excited about...
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