Junior year has proven a few things for Caleb Celments out of Heritage high school. The Conyers product has amounted 23 receptions on the year for a total of 316 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
With out a doubt the most exciting play of the season came last Friday where Clements ran a long crossing route over the middle, eventually breaking off down the right sideline where he was completely open. The pass came zipping in, and Clements hauled in the pass, but had a big play on his mind still. He quickly juked by three defenders, then two more had a chance, but the lightening-quick Clements split them into another miss tackle attempt. He shifted back over to the middle of the field where the rest of the defense was chasing him like mad, then he made one big cutback at the 10 yard line, where he finally looked wrapped up, but the junior put the last few on spin cycle and made a diving effort into the endzone for an amazing 45-yard reception.
It was an amazing play, the entire Conyers team was invigorated on the sideline against their region rival in Evans. It was just a year ago that Clements showed flashes as a sophomore, making several explosive plays that showed that ability after the catch, but junior year, he looks like a different player.
“I improved by being a more aggressive receiver considering the fact that I tore my ACL freshman year and was held back a little last year,” Clements said.
Obviously, a healthier Clements has made a big difference, but also just continuing to mature and get stronger too. The 5’11” athlete who models his game after DeSean Jackson, has continued to pack on weight, and shows the frame to be a legit slot receiver at next level.
His recruitment, is just starting to take off, and has mostly just heard from Ball State and Wake Forest at the time of writing this. Right now, Celments does not have any visits planned just yet, but more highlight like last Friday’s and that is sure to peak D1 interest.
Clements’ team is currently 2nd in Region 3-6A with three more games ahead; if they handle business, then that would lead to another playoff appearance for Conyers. Win or lose, Clements loves to be a part of his team and representing his community each night.
“My favorite part about playing on Friday nights is representing my school, my family, and playing the sport that I love with my teammates.”
Clements is definitely a recruit to continue to watch during the 2021 recruiting cycle. He has a lot of the qualities that colleges look for in a slot receiver, including a shifty running style that makes him dynamic after the catch, so stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia to hear more about the exciting junior and more athletes around the state of Georgia.