Maurice Clipper went into 2021 with only one offer, but things have quickly changed for the rising 2022 offensive lineman.
Clipper has earned offers from 21 D1 programs since January. Alabama football became the latest program to offer Clipper Friday, joining Georgia, Mississippi State and others. The Crimson Tide’s running backs coach Robert Gillespie informed Clipper of his offer from the Tide.
“I was extremely excited when he told me because not everyone can say the same,” Clipper said. “Alabama has a really good culture. They are known for winning and getting guys to the league. That is really cool.”
The Milton, Georgia product stands at 6-foot-6 and weighs 275 pounds. The Milton Eagles currently line him up at offensive tackle, which is where he will most likely play at the next level. Gillespie complimented Clipper’s mobility upon offering him.
“He told me he liked that I can move at my size and how athletic I was,” Clipper said.
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Like a lot of recruits, Clipper has plans to visit multiple schools this summer. He wants to commit before his senior season begins.
“I have a couple of unofficial and official visits set up this summer,” Clipper said. “I do want to get to Alabama for a visit at some point.”
The Crimson Tide have yet to gain a verbal commitment from an offensive lineman in the 2022 recruiting class after putting together a loaded offensive line class in the 2021 recruiting class. A good amount of their top targets remain uncommitted at this point in the 2022 recruiting cycle. This summer should show which 2022 offensive linemen Alabama really likes and how hard they will push for prospects like Clipper.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith