An absolute truck of a physical specimen, John Clay is being called the biggest land for Wisconsin since it had Ron Dayne.
Clay has been chizzled for sometime now but he really hit the radar with an eye-popping 2,032 yards and 30 TDs in his junior season at Park. He did all of that albeit missing two games with a high ankle sprain, capping it off with a state title.
The senior year encore was tough to deliver on after an insurmountable third-year campaign, and losing most of the championship offensive line was another hurdle for Clay to meet with a challenge.
However, the production and game-breaking ability was still there as in just eight games, he rushed for 1,488 yds and 13 TDs, averaging 8.2 yards per carry. A 97-yard TD run highlighted his senior film.
Clay was named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl along with fellow Wisconsin commit Josh Oglesby, the nation's No. 1 offensive tackle.
He chose the Badgers over Iowa, Ohio State and Tennessee.
Showing all the tools, size, speed, balance, moves, quickness and instincts needed to dominate at the college level. He once again proved that it takes half a team to bring him down. This season, despite an inexperienced line, he still was able to average close to a first down on every carry. He has a running style similar to Eric Dickerson.