Football: Glassboro's Clement mulls college choices

 

By Phil Anastasia

Corey Clement has not de-committed from the University of Pittsburgh.

But the Glassboro senior running back admitted Wednesday he is considering other schools.

“This decision is so crucial,” said Clement, who is on the verge of setting the South Jersey all-time record for career rushing yards. “It’s very stressful.”

Clement already has made official visits to Nebraska and Notre Dame this fall. He said he will leave Saturday morning for a visit to Wisconsin.

And defending national champion Alabama might be entering the picture, too. Clement said he plans to visit Alabama over Thanksgiving weekend along with Woodbury defensive back Anthony Averett, who has committed to play for the Crimson Tide.

Averett is Clement’s best friend.

“It’s my dream to play in the NFL,” Clement said. “But I have to think about my future, not just in football. I have to make sure I make the right decision.”

Clement committed to Pittsburgh after attending a camp there last spring. He said that visit marked his first time on the campus of a major-college program.

He said he still considered himself to be "committed to Pitt" but felt he needed to look at other options.

Clement has offers from Nebraska, Notre Dame and Wisconsin. He does not have an offer from Alabama.

Clement has 5,164 career rushing yards. He needs 217 yards in Friday's home game against Highland to pass the South Jersey all-time mark of 5,380, set by Ocean City's Kevin Sinclair in 1996.

Clement already holds the SJ record for rushing yards in a season (2,510 in 2011) and in a game (478 on Sept. 28 vs. Gloucester).

When he passes Sinclair, he will hold the Triple Crown of SJ rushing records -- most yards in a career, a season and a game.

Contact Phil Anastasia at panastasia@phillynews.com or @PhilAnastasia on Twitter.

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