The San Diego St. Aztecs picked up their 11th commitment of their 2014 class when wide receiver Jabril Clewis of Patrick Henry High School from San Diego verbally committed to the Aztecs on Wednesday. The 6-foot-3-inch, 200 pounder is one of the most versatile athletes in the Aztec class of 2014. Clewis runs a 4.7-second 40-yard dash, pushed the 20 yard shuttle in 4.3 seconds, has a 34 inch vertical leap and reached 35 feet in the power throw.
Clewis was an All-San Diego section Linebacker and played both sides of the ball as a junior at Patrick Henry High School. The Aztecs will most likely use him as a down field target in their pro style offense. Last season he caught 25 passes for 470 yards and 7 touchdowns, averaging close to 20 yards per catch. On defense, Clewis had 23 solo tackles and an interception. You can guarantee that he will earn All-San Diego section honors as a senior this year.
One of the main reasons that Clewis committed early was due to the relationships he has formed with the coaching staff:
"On the football side, I definitely think Coach (McDaniel) could take me to the next level," he said. "I think he's a good coach and a really nice person. I'd love to be taught by him. I also like Coach McGarry as a person and he's just a really good guy. He's really understanding and it makes it that much better."
"The coaching staff there at State is awesome," Patrick Henry head coach Mike Martinez added. "They're a good bunch of guys. The coaches worked real hard to get him. My whole thing with Jabril was I told him he is probably, if not the best, one of the best athletes in San Diego County. I think he likes the staff there and can trust them. He's got a bit of a chance to play early on with his ability."
Clewis had picked up offers from Nevada, Utah and UNLV, along with interest from several other Pac-12 and Mountain West schools, such as Arizona, Boise State, Colorado State and Washington. The Aztecs didn't have to look to far away for a receiver finding Clewis in their back yard less than five miles away from Montezuma Mesa.
While Clewis said he plans on signing with San Diego State in February, he did say he will listen to other schools who may want his services. This verbal commit does not seem overly solid, and the Aztecs coaching staff better keep up their contact with Clewis if they want him to enroll next year.
To see what San Diego State possibly has in Clewis, go check out his highlights over at Hudl.