Clear emerged as one of A&M’s priority targets early this fall and chose the Aggies over runner-up Oklahoma, Ole Miss, UCLA and several other SEC and Pac-12 suitors. Standing 6-6 and weighing just over 270 pounds, Clear is agile and athletic enough to have considered doubling as a basketball player at Tennessee. He runs exceptionally well for a big man and can stretch the field vertically from the tight end spot and make plays as a possession pass-catcher — either with his hand on the ground, in the slot or out of the backfield.
Out of high school, Clear was a nationally-ranked, All-American recruit and the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Tennessee. Recruited by several Top 10 programs (some as a tight end, others as an offensive tackle), Cameron caught 18 passes for 250 yards and six scores as a senior and also totaled 60 tackles and eight sacks at defensive end. He originally inked with Tennessee over Alabama, Florida and Duke (his four official visits two years ago). In one season in Knoxville (2011), he played in 12 games as a true freshman, starting the final two.
While Cam’s athleticism is next-level good and his ability to maul defenders as a blocker should eventually lead to a long and successful NFL career. Because he’s a threat in the passing game and a devastating blocker with such incredible size for the position, Clear has as much NFL potential as any member of this year’s loaded Aggie signing class. Cam is also more than ‘SEC ready’ and can’t wait to once again begin competing in his old league. He’ll step in and compete immediately with senior-to-be Nehemiah Hicks for the starting job.
Stats2010: 18 receptions for 250 yards and 6 TDs; 60 tackles, 8 sacks
2012: 5 receptions for 54 yards and 1 TD
Honors2010: Offense-Defense All-American; Memphis Commercial Appeal All-District 3A First Team