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Former Camden Fairview wide receiver Javien Clemmer enters NCAA Transfer Portal

by Michael Hanich | November 20, 2021 at 12:42 a.m.

College Football is a very rare opportunity for some high school football stars to continue their athletic careers. Many athletes find the perfect home fast in college or before they even enroll. However, there are circumstances where athletes may look to get a second chance somewhere to play College Football.

Former Camden Fairview Cardinal and Cedar Hill Longhorns star wide receiver Javien Clemmer originally signed the New Mexico State Aggies in the 2021 Recruiting Class. After one season with the Aggies, Clemmer has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal with four years of eligibility left.

Clemmer spent his first three years of high school football with the Camden Fairview Cardinals. In his junior season in 2019, Clemmer caught 19 receptions for 368 yards and four touchdowns. His best performance that season was in the 26-21 road victory over the Lakeside Rams, where he caught five receptions for 147 yards and three receptions. He spent the last season of his high school at Cedar Hill High School, where the Longhorns reached the quarterfinals of the 2020 Texas 6A D2 tournament through an explosive offense. Clemmer led the team in receiving yards (617) and receiving touchdowns (9) while accounting for 38 receptions.

Clemmer was rated as a three-star athlete by 247Sports Composite in the 2021 Recruiting Class. He received a total of eight offers to play College Football before enrolling at New Mexico State. Clemmer received offers from Air Force, Army, Navy, Southern Miss, Abilene Christian, Nothern Colorado, and William & Mary. He was the top five best-rated player for New Mexico State in the 2021 class. The Aggies had the 112th best-recruiting class this year, which was better than last year's 2020 class, where they had the 127th best class, according to 247Sports.

This season, the Aggies are currently 1-9 under the ninth season, with Doug Martin as head coach. The Aggies are coming off of a 59-3 road loss to the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide this past Saturday. This season will be the eighth losing season for New Mexico State under Martin as he accumulated an overall of 24-73 with the Aggies. Their only winning record under Martin was the 2017 season when they finished 7-6 overall with a 26-20 win over the Utah State Aggies in the 2017 Arizona Bowl.

This is not a program that has had a lot of success in their football program's entire existence. The Aggies have won only seven games this year and in the past three seasons since their last postseason bowl appearance in 2017. The program has accumualated an overall record of 318-599-14.

Clemmer may look to enroll at a higher established program and work his way up to a key contributor or a non-power five FBS school or FCS and be their star receiver in the future. Clemmer has the agility, elusiveness, great hands, and excellent separation in his route-running to be a consistent receiver for another team. With the NCAA giving players more freedom during their college journies, it has given players like Clemmer the availability to get a second chance and transfer to another team where he feels comfortable.

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