Lee’s Summit West (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) football coach Royce Boehm isn’t sure why the list of colleges looking at Brenner Clemons is somewhat limited, but said he expects that to change after Clemons scored six touchdowns in a 44-14 defeat of Liberty on Friday night.
Playing quarterback out of the team’s wildcat package, Clemons ran for four touchdowns. He also had a 50-yard touchdown reception and threw a 90-yard touchdown pass.
“Because of Friday night’s performance, I’ve had schools calling me,” Boehm said. “They’re asking, ‘Who is this kid?’ He’s was a big part of last year’s team that won the state championship.”
Boehm even sent video of the game to Missouri associate head coach Andy Hill.
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“I told him to look at the film and tell me if I should stop pushing for Brenner to be a Division I player.”
There’s little question in Liberty football coach Chad Frigon’s mind.
“He’s just a big, strong kid who is very fast,” Frigon said. “He scored on us in a variety of different ways. He passes some too. He’s very athletic and definitely a (future) college player.”
Clemons said a bone spur in his shoulder that necessitated offseason surgery may have been a blessing in disguise as all the time he spent in rehab has left him stronger than he was last season.
“I’ve never scored six touchdowns in a game before,” he said. “The most before that I think was three. I think that’s the best I’ve felt on a football field. I didn’t play baseball last spring because of the injury and now I’m the strongest I’ve ever been. I’ve had some looks from the Big 12, KU, Iowa State, Wyoming, Tulsa and Northern Illinois, Missouri and Air Force. But other than that, most of the interest has come from Missouri Valley schools.”
Boehm said he tells college coaches that Clemons is an athlete who could help a team in a variety of ways.
“I’ve mostly heard at receiver, but some schools see me as an outside linebacker or free safety,” Clemons said. “I’ve had a few that said H Back.”
Clemons leads our list of American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week. The rest of the list:
Maurice Alexander, QB, Booker T. Washington, Miami
Senior, who transferred this year from Homestead, threw for 365 yards and five touchdowns in a 57-21 win at then-No. 27 Oscar C. Smith (Chesapeake) on Saturday.
“I think he did a good job,” said BTW coach Tim Harris Jr. “Our game plan was to help him get easy looks from the passing situation and make sure he got the ball out of his hand. We look forward to opening up our offense even more to him. To have a game like he did while he’s still learning our offense is something.”
Jacob Clay, RB, Brentwood, Mo.
Junior ran 12 times for 364 yards and five touchdowns in a 43-8 defeat of Crystal City on Friday.
Malik Dear, RB, Murrah, Jackson, Miss.
Senior ran for three touchdowns on just four carries in a 50-6 defeat of Hazelhurst on Friday.
Peyton Gauthier, QB, University Academy, Alexandria, La.
Junior threw for 326 yards and five touchdowns in a 62-36 defeat of Trinity Episcopal (Natchez, Miss.) on Friday.
Torrance Gibson, QB, American Heritage, Plantation, Fla.
The 6-4, 200-pound senior threw five touchdown passes and ran for a touchdown in a 49-23 preseason defeat of Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens) on Sunday.
Brandon Lewis, RB, Fultondale (Birmingham, Ala.)
Senior ran for 203 yards and four TDs on just 16 carries and caught a TD pass in a 52-31 defeat of Tarrant (Birmingham) on Friday.
Kobe Rogers, RB, Scotts Hill, Reagan, Tenn.
Sophomore running back ran for five touchdowns in a 39-12 defeat of Perry County (Linden) on Friday.
Charles Salary, RB, LaPorte, Ind.
Senior ran for 335 yards and six touchdowns in a 56-42 defeat of New Prairie (New Carlisle) on Friday.
Austin Smith, LB, Buford, Ga.
Senior had nine tackles, including three for losses, in a 17-0 defeat of Trinity Christian (Jacksonville).
Beau Trudeau, QB, Pike, Indianapolis
Senior completed 16 of 20 passes for 305 yards and six touchdowns in a 59-19 defeat of Brownsburg on Friday.
John Urzua, QB, North Gwinnett, Suwanee, Ga.
The 6-3, 180-pound senior completed 38 of 48 passes for 490 yards and seven touchdown passes, including a game-winning 9-yard throw to Kyle Knudsen with nine seconds left in a 52-49 defeat of then-No. 15 McEachern (Powder Springs) on Saturday.