Player Primer: Clayton Isbell

A tremendous athlete with good size and length (6’3″ 195 lbs) that can excel at multiple positions, St. Charles East’s 2018 ATH Clayton Isbell updated me on his recruiting. We talked his strengths on the field, his upcoming visits and his underrated teammates. His recruiting is still in its infancy so I urge college coaches to check him out.

You can find Clayton on Twitter @claytonisbell10.

Clayton Isbell

St. Charles East
St. Charles, IL
Ht: 6’3″
Wt: 195 lbs
Class: 2018

Commitment status: Undecided

LPI: You guys had a great year winning the Upstate Eight River Conference finishing at 11-1, but fell to a very good Palatine team in the playoffs. Now that your season is over it’s already time to get ready for next season. What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason?

CI: I made the 2017 Midwest boom 7v7 team. I am also working in the weight room to get stronger for the upcoming season. I also plan to run Varsity track to help build speed.

LPI: You currently do not have any offers, but I believe you definitely have what it takes to play college ball. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?

CI: I can play multiple positions and I am capable of adjusting to different styles of play. I will also bring my work ethic, and lead by example attitude.

LPI: What schools have shown serious interest in you and do you have any planned visits coming up?

CI: This past season, I went on a visit to Purdue University. I plan on attending camps throughout the off-season and I am hoping to gain some exposure playing with Midwest Boom.

LPI: On and off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?

CI: On the field, I work hard and try to lead by example. Off the field, I try to get guys to commit to the weight room and our off-season training program. Also, I try to get guys together to talk about our goals and the best way to reach them.

LPI: Tell me about some of your teammates that can play at the next level, but are getting overlooked by college coaches.


Nick Garlisch: Is a fast and edgy player, loves to hit and be physical. He was one of our primary weapons on offense this year as well. Also, a lockdown corner on defense.

Abe Swanson: One of the hardest working people on the field. He is a true leader on and off the field. He knows how to fill gaps fast and can handle a college defense.

Yalon Rogers: Fast and physical, not afraid to come down and hit someone. He can lockdown his side of the field, or come down in the box. He is a true football player and works very hard off the field.