Talented 2016 DE/OLB Clayton makes final decision on recruitment

BY foxsports • January 28, 2016

Rivals.com 5-star prospect Antonneous Clayton is a fantastic athlete. 

A hybrid outside linebacker/defensive end, the Georgia native has a lightning-quick first step off of the edge. Possessing offers from virtually every major program across the country, there's no question Clayton is one of the best defensive prospects within the 2016 class. 

Although committed to Florida, there were some rumblings Clayton may be looking around -- particularly at Auburn. The Tigers do well recruiting the state of Georgia, and head coach Gus Malzahn is known as a dogged recruiter. 

With rumors of a potential in-home visit -- and potentially an official visit to Auburn swirling around, Clayton took to Twitter and discussed his recruitment. 

Assuaging any concerns the Florida fan base may have, Clayton will not visit Auburn in any capacity. He essentially has reconfirmed his commitment to head coach Jim McElwain's program. 

It's a massive development for the Gators. With Jonathan Bullard leaving for the NFL, a big gap exists up front in terms of rushing the passer and making plays in the backfield. While Clayton will have to get bigger and stronger, his skill-set should translate well next season as an impact true freshman. 



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