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Next Big Thing: Clayton Smith

Clayton Smith. (Justin Wells/IT)
Clayton Smith. (Justin Wells/IT)

At first glance, it’s difficult not to notice the 6-foot-4, 220-pound sophomore on the practice field at Texas High.

He’s long, athletic, and seems to find the ball on most plays. Three plays into his scrimmage, and he had two PBUs and a sack from OLB and DE. But there’s something else to see. That would be Texas High OLB Clayton Smith.

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