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2015 Champagnat Catholic (FL) WR Steven Claude

2015 WR Steven Claude (6’1, 185, 4.5) of Champagnat Catholic is an emerging talent in South Florida. A wideout for the Florida Fire, he feels that the extra reps and exposure is benefiting him. “It’s been great. All of our coaches are bringing it, Head Coach Dennis Marroquin and my coach, Mike Tunsil. We’ve won two tournaments, the Central Florida 7-on-7 and the Palm Beach Shootout,” he said. “It’s good to see how I stack up against other other players in our state. I’ve found what areas I need to improve on, so it’s been a success being apart of the Florida Fire.”

Currently, Claude doesn’t list any offers. “I don’t have any yet, but I’m hearing from North Carolina and Arizona.”

He talked about what he likes at both universities. “I like UNC’s program, how they run a balanced offense. I think they like bigger receivers and I fit that mold.

Arizona’s offense looks good, and I want to see how they are in practice and see them up close.”

Champagnat’s standout sophomore went to Junior Day at FAU yesterday and plans to camp at Louisville and Alabama this summer.

Claude’s already taken visits to Miami and FIU. “My visit to Miami was nice. I liked the enthusiasm, everyone bouncing around at practice. The players were joking around some, but when it was time for business, they focused on what they had to do. I was really impressed with Allen Hurns, he seemed to be the leader.”

He summed up his visit to Coral Gables by saying “I really loved the environment.”

Champagnat’s emerging talent spoke about his observations of the Golden Panthers program. “I like their receivers coach, how he coached them in drills. I enjoyed my visit there.”

Claude managed to haul in 12 receptions last season in mostly a blocking role, but look for him to improve upon those numbers now that he’ll be seeing more time in Champagnat’s offense. “I want to have at least 500 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns,” he said. “And I want to help bring Champagnat a state championship.”

— Michael Bradley

Photo courtesy of 247Sports

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