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Former Michigan WR Toney Clemons transferring to CU

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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

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    Toney Clemons**
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    Wide Receiver
    Height:6-3
    Weight:201
    Year:So.
    Hometown:New Kensington, Pa.
    High School:Valley


    At Michigan ... two-year letterman ... started three games at wideout and played in 19 career contests ... has 12 catches for 106 yards in his career.

    Sophomore (2008) ... earned second varsity letter ... played in nine games and made one start at wide receiver ... hauled in a career-best 11 catches for 101 yards ... carried the ball twice for six yards on laterals ... played receiver and special teams vs. Utah (Aug. 30) ... snagged two passes for three yards vs. Miami (Sept. 6) ... traveled but did not see action at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) ... lined up at wide receiver vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... grabbed one pass for nine yards vs. Illinois (Oct. 4) ... started at wide receiver vs. Toledo (Oct. 11) ... doubled his previous career output against the Rockets, collecting four passes for 30 yards ... caught a 15-yard career-long pass in the first quarter that set up a touchdown ... did not see game action at Penn State (Oct. 18) ... snagged a 29-yard career-long reception against Michigan State (Oct. 25) ... played receiver and carried twice for six yards at Purdue (Nov. 1) ... caught two passes for 27 yards at Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... had a three-yard reception vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... traveled but did not see game action at Ohio State (Nov. 22).

    Freshman (2007) ... earned first varsity letter ... played in 10 games and made two starts at wide receiver ... made career debut vs. Appalachian State (Sept. 1), playing special teams ... saw first career action at wide receiver in the Oregon game (Sept. 8) ... started at wide receiver against Notre Dame (Sept. 15) and Penn State (Sept. 22) ... did not see game action at Northwestern (Sept. 29) ... played wide receiver and special teams vs. Eastern Michigan (Oct. 6) ... made first career reception vs. Purdue (Oct. 13), corralling a five-yard pass from Ryan Mallett in the fourth quarter ... played on special teams units at Illinois (Oct. 20) ... saw action at wide receiver vs. Minnesota (Oct. 27) ... played on special teams at Michigan State (Nov. 3) and Wisconsin (Nov. 10) ... did not see game action vs. Ohio State (Nov. 17) ... played wide receiver vs. Florida in the Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1).

    Prep ... attended Valley High School (2006) coached by Troy Hill ... four-year varsity starter ... Key Statistics... made 100 receptions for 1,541 yards and 17 touchdowns during career ... returned five punts for touchdowns and two kickoffs for scores ... produced eight interceptions, forced 13 fumbles and posted 217 tackles at safety during career ... caught 39 balls for 665 yards and eight touchdowns during his senior year ... hauled in 43 receptions for 666 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior ... returned five punts for touchdowns during junior season ... tallied 33 catches for 642 yards as a sophomore ... Honors and Rankings... four-star talent and No. 10 rated receiver in the nation according to Scout.com ... four-star prospect, No. 3 player in the state of Pennsylvania and rated the No. 12 receiver in the country by Rivals.com ... rated as the No. 14 receiver in the nation in the Velocity-PrepStar Top 250 and an All-American by PrepStar Magazine ... ranked No. 36 on G&W Recruiting Report list of the nation's top 50 prep players on offense and listed No. 9 on the publication's All-Northeast squad ... one of five finalists for the Gatorade Player of the Year in Pennsylvania ... two-time all-state selection at wide receiver ... earned all-state honors at safety as a senior ... named to the Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33" team as a senior ... earned first-team All-Conference by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a senior and was selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fab-22" team as a junior and senior ... All-Conference as a wide receiver, defensive back, kick returner and punt returner as a junior ... participated in the East-West Game in Orlando following senior year ... Other Sports... won the PIAA Class AA long jump and 110-meter high hurdles titles in 2006.

    Personal ... Toney Vaughn Clemons was born Oct. 11, 1988, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... brother, Wes, played football at California University (Pa.) ... sisters, Mycah and Mycaiah, run track at the University of Pittsburgh ... cousin of former U-M wide receiver and return specialist Steve Breaston ... enrolled in the Division of Kinesiology ... undeclared major.
     
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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

    Former Valley star Clemons leaves Michigan

    Buzz up!
    By Bill Beckner Jr., VALLEY NEWS DISPATCH
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009
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    As he continues to progress as a major-college wide receiver, Michigan's Toney Clemons wants to do more than run dead-end routes and watch teammates catch all the passes.

    He wants to be more involved offensively.

    But the Valley graduate doesn't believe that will happen at Michigan, so he is leaving Ann Arbor.

    Clemons, a sophomore, was been released athletically by Michigan and plans to transfer to another Division I school at the end of the spring semester.

    He has not decided where he'll play next.

    "It's time for me to make a change and go in another direction than what I am needed for," said Clemons, a two-year letterman who has 12 career receptions for 106 yards and no touchdowns. "I still love Michigan. It's still my No. 1. Athletically, this is the right move for me.

    "I want to take my blessings and gifts elsewhere."

    Clemons has not practiced with the Wolverines this spring.

    NCAA regulations call for athletes who transfer from one Division I school to another to sit out one year. Clemons (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) will use the year as a redshirt season, so he'll have two more years of eligibility when he returns to football with his new school.

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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

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    Toney Clemons speaks out about his decision to leave the Michigan football team

    By MARK SNYDER • FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER • March 25, 2009

    For Toney Clemons, the decision to leave the Michigan football program was a long, drawn out consideration.

    In fact, it was nearly a full season in the making.

    "I want to say after the Notre Dame game," Clemons told the Free Press today via e-mail. "That was a turning point where I realized that the program was going in a different direction offensively and it seemed like those plans didn't really include me in its transformation."

    Clemons, who signed to play under the previous coach, Lloyd Carr, said he didn't fit in new coach Rich Rodriguez's spread offense. The sophomore spent the rest of the season assessing whether his role would change and finally realized it wouldn't.

    "I knew that I wasn't the prototype in the system playing inside at the slot position in the coaching staff's eyes, and I also knew that I personally didn't like the role that the outside wide receivers played in the offense," Clemons said.

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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

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    Former Michigan wideout will look at Colorado

    POSTED BY PAUL BARRETT • FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER • April 14, 2009

    A writer from the Daily Camera in Colorado says that former Michigan wide receiver Toney Clemons is taking a serious look at playing for the Buffaloes of Colorado. Here is a portion of the story:

    Former Michigan wideout Toney Clemons said he will visit Boulder this week and is very interested in transferring to Colorado. Clemons recently decided to leave Michigan because he didn't believe his ability was being utilized effectively by coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff.

    Clemons said Colorado coaches told him they have a scholarship on hold for him if he likes what he finds when he arrives either Thursday or Friday. He would have to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules and would have two years of eligibility remaining, beginning in 2010. Clemons will be the second wide receiver to visit the Buffs in as many weeks.

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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

    Auburn freshman using the power of Facebook to recruit for the Tigers
    By Ben Volin | Thursday, March 26, 2009, 02:28 PM


    Auburn freshman quarterback Tyrik Rollison is making life a lot easier for new coach Gene Chizik on the recruiting front.

    Rollison, a four-star quarterback prospect from Sulphur Springs, Texas who will join the Tigers this fall, utilized the far-reaching power of Facebook Wednesday to try to bring former Michigan receiver Toney Clemons to Auburn.

    “”He is no longer with Michigan and is looking for a new place to ball,” Rollison wrote in a public note on Facebook. “We could use him at WR and I was asking for your help. Send him a message saying how much Auburn could use and how much you would like to see him on our squad. Anything from the heart will go a long way. Thanks for the help.”
    Rollison also posted Clemons’ Facebook page, a photo and a video of Clemons’ high school highlights.
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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

    Profile of Future Michigan Football Star Toney Clemons
    January 04, 2008 by Nick Meyer

    The Cousin of Terrelle Pryor Could Be Huge for UM Next Year

    A top ten WR recruit from the 2007 class, Clemons hopes to find his way onto the field this in 2008 as a member of UM's crowded receiving corps.

    At 6-foot-3 with a smooth stride, great body control, and great hands, it only made sense that Michigan Freshman WR" href="http://deathrattlesports.com/michigan-wolverines/football/michigan-freshman-wr-toney-clemons.html">Toney Clemons would end up going to Michigan. It seems as if the Wolverines have a machine somewhere in Ann Arbor that clones these [​IMG]
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    types of receivers every year. Clemons fits just about every prototype the Wolverines have for the position.

    His route-running skills are a bit raw right now, but that is mainly due to the fact that Clemons could simply box out defenders and use his superior frame and leaping ability to go up and get the ball over top of the them on most occasions. Clemons makes the spectacular catch look routine and reminds me of former Michigan star Marquise Walker, albeit much faster. Walker also made a lot of acrobatic catches but never caught on in the NFL due to lack of speed. Clemons could be even better.

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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

    Tyrik Rollison: Future QB/Recruiter

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    apart from being the nation's #2 dual threat qb, having awesome hair, and being the future of the Auburn football program...it also seems that Tyrik Rollison is turning into a recruiter as well.

    via his facebook page, Tyrik is calling out to all his Auburn friends to send messages to former Michigan wideout Toney Clemons telling the young man to come make Auburn his new home.
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    I'm trying to get my man Toney Clemons to come play for Auburn. He is no longer with Michigan and is looking for a new place to ball. We could use him at WR and I was asking for your help. Send him a message saying how much Auburn could use and how much you would like to see him on our squad. Anything from the heart will go a long way. Thanks for the help

    Toney Clemons Facebook Page:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/profile.php?id=650135778&ref=ts


    A video of his high school highlights:

    [video=google;-4967361040888790603]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4967361040888790603&ei=CK3LSa6aNYH4-wHAp6mwCA&q=toney+clemons&hl=en[/video]​
    Clemons responded with this,
    I want to thank you all for the support. It means alot to me to know there are people that dont truly know me to have my back and welcome and wish me well. I am seriously looking into Auburn and I have plans of contacting the university to see what the interest level and situation would be for me there. I have no problem competing with the best ... Read Moretalent daily to win and keep a job and I have no aspirations of going into a situation where things would be easy for me because competition within a program is what truly makes a player better and I know Auburn has that on both sides of the ball. I just want the opportunity to be able to showcase my skills in a manner that will benefit me and the program that I am involved with. Thanks again

    And my facebook names comes from the nickname of my last name Clemons and My moms maiden name and my middle name Vaughn. for anybody that was confused of how I got the name lol

    again thank you all. it means alot.​
    so yeah...the Internet strikes again. and i wasn't even gonna talk about football or facebook today.
     
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    I was just trying to get some info up for you guys. The thread is open.
     
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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

    thank you
     
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    Anyone have any news on....

    Toney Clemons?

    been kinda dead around here.

    scout/rivals profiles? anyone?

    what kind of chance do we have?

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    :smile2:

    what is the over/under on bites. i say 3.
     
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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

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    Embarrassed straight

    Two-sport star learned grade lesson from his mother

    Posted: Tuesday June 26, 2007 12:15PM; Updated: Tuesday June 26, 2007 12:25PM


    By Jon Mahoney, Special to SI.com, RISE

    A collage that hangs in the bedroom of Valley (New Kensington, Pa.) senior Toney Clemons features the numerous accolades and newspaper clippings he's accrued as a football and track star.

    It serves as a nice reminder of all the hard work he's put in to achieve such success. However, the collage isn't 100 percent positive. Amid all the good stuff, you'll find an article from a 2004 Valley News Dispatch headlined "Valley's Clemons Ruled Ineligible."

    The article is about the time Clemons was ruled academically ineligible for both the WPIAL championships and the PIAA state meet during his freshman track season. Clemons' mother, Tonie, actually called the paper to break the news and hoped the embarrassment would teach her son a lesson. Guess what? It worked.


    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/highschool/06/26/toney.clemons/
     
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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

    Remember, proofreading is your friend, Tyrik.


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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

    Isn't this some kind of NCAA violation now?? :huh:
     
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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

    Not technically... I think the new rule is that you're not allowed to create a facebook group to recruit or write on the recruit's wall. The Auburn kid is asking for help in the form of private messages to the recruit, which isn't displayed publicly so the NCAA may have a hard time proving the violation. That is my guess.
     
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    Tyrik Rollison...the guy that got a 13 or something on his ACT. If he goes to Auburn I will be pissed.
     
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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

    The rule came about due to a facebook group that was created for John Wall by NCState fans. John Wall is the highest rated bball recruit this year.

    I figure if the NCAA is going to create a facebook ban on recruiting, it would cover groups, but I imagine that it'd be hard to control fans' private messages and writing on someone's wall - as those can be controlled by the recruit.

    I wonder however if there will be differences between HS recruiting and recruiting of transfers. I think there are stark differences between transfers and HS players, and Auburn is doing legal things. I might be wrong though.
     
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    if he goes to auburn, i will ****ing puke all over the place. ****ing grimes.
     
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    i will end grimey

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    well that sure helped!:smile2:
     
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    Re: Michigan WR Toney Clemons

    So is there something positive :smile2: or negative :sad1:?
     
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    Never mind...

    I thought it was positive.
     
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    I'd describe it as "gushing". Great article.
     
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    Yes


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    :thumbsup:
     
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    Saw the Buffzone version on the same article and came looking for this thread. Clemons came away from his trip awed by Boulder, so there's certainly a strong reason to feel good about the chance he'll come here.

    He was ranked as highly when he came out as any WR prospect we've seen in a long time. Gotta love Scout's description.
     
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    where the hell you been?
     

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