2011 Numerical Roster Countdown: No. 12 JuJu Clayton

by JustinC on August 22, 2011 · 5 comments

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Picture 120 2011 Numerical Roster Countdown: No. 12 JuJu ClaytonWith 12 days left until Virginia Tech takes the field against Appalachian State, we turn our attention to number 12 on roster, Mr. JuJu Clayton. Clayton entered this fall with hopes of regaining his status as the team’s backup quarterback but so far, Mark Leal has proven he is simply the better option. I’ll admit that I have liked the progress Clayton has made this fall. He’s taken care of the football and showed more poise in the pocket. Only negative I’ve seen is when he tried to heave the ball back across the field in Saturday’s scrimmage. If Thomas goes down, I like what Leal will bring to the position. If anything happens to him, It wouldn’t scare me to put JuJu in the game but he isn’t the type to go win us a football game.

Stats

Height: 6’1”
Weight: 220 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: R-Junior
High School: Hermitage High School

How Did He Get Here

Hermitage High School was very giving a few years ago with Tech swiping three players out of there in consecutive recruiting classes. Clayton was the first of those three to commit. With just an offer from Army in hand, Clayton eventually committed to the Hokies after landing a scholarship offer from them in December of 2007. The Hermitage signal caller gave his verbal on January 23rd 2008.

2010 Season

After spending the 2009 season as the backup, Clayton spent last year behind both Tyrod Taylor and Logan Thomas on the depth chart. Because of that, Clayton didn’t take any snaps in 2010.

2011 Prospectus

With Leal winning the backup job, Clayton will once again find himself as the reserve QB on gamedays. Honestly, the Richmond native has taken some time to develop and just doesn’t have the tools to be a starting quarterback in the ACC. If he could improve his decision-making, I think JuJu could be a solid backup quarterback in this league. With five interceptions this past spring and another one on Saturday, I just don’t trust Clayton in a game situation yet.

Hopefully JuJu uses this as motivation to keep improving and keep honing his craft. You can never have too many quarterbacks on roster and if he can enter next spring with some more confidence and better decision-making, he could push Leal for the backup job once again.

Career Highlight

His 80 yard touchdown throw to Marcus Davis in 2009.

Career Lowlight

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Failing to win the backup job this year.

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In order to prepare for Fall camp, JuJu went out and bought the old ESPN NFL Football game for PS2 and played 10 seasons all with the QB helmet cam on.  Props to those who get this reference.

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rob August 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Who will be our next Hokie Commit?

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justinc August 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm

My guess is we won’t have another one until October some time. Just doesn’t seem like anybody is close to announcing right now. Honestly, I couldn’t even guess. Maybe Chris Mangus if he doesn’t wait all the way to the end of the season to announce or potentially Korren Kirven if he verbals at which ever game he takes an official to. I honestly don’t know right now.

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Andy August 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I saw on Twitter the other day Dallas Cogdell was saying that we offered him. If this is true then my guess is he’d probably be our next verbal. I would say he’s being more recruited as a FB type rather than RB or LB. Just a guess though.

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justinc August 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Possibly but none of the recruiting services has confirmed his offer yet.

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Andy August 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I’ll take back what I said about Cogdell. I just read an article on 757recruits and it said that the offer is clouded in secrecy from whatever school is offering, plus Cogdell said he will wait until season is over to committ wherever he goes. I see that he’s got a checkmark beside Marshall now for offer on Rivals so possibly that was the mysterious school.

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