A versatile player who handled all of his high school’s kicking duties … Ranked as a three-star recruit by ESPN and Scout … ESPN lists him as the No. 40 kicker prospect in the nation and the No. 31 overall player in Tennessee, while 247Sports ranks him as the No. 8 punter in the class.
Played for coach Ted Gatewood at East Hamilton … Named an all-state class 4A kicker by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association, going 12-for-14 on field goal attempts as a senior with a long of 56 yards … Also averaged roughly 46 yards per punt in his last high school season and earned all-region honors … Went 4-for-8 on field goal attempts as a junior while hitting 63 of 65 PAT attempts and averaging 42 yards per punt … Played soccer and tennis in high school, and was also involved with FCA, Special Olympics, prom committee, Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department and Firebrand Youth … Also held an offer from Colorado State.
Jake Alexander McClure was born Feb. 1, 1999, in Chattanooga, Tenn. … Son of Al and Kris McClure … His brother, Jaxon McClure, played soccer at Lee University … Plans to study marketing at Oklahoma State.
"Jake is a really athletic kid with a lot of potential. He's a great person too. He's very conscientious and cares about people. He does a lot of volunteer work. He works as a volunteer firefighter for his local town. He could be a guy that someday could start at all three phases for us: kickoff, field goals and punts. I think the sky is the limit for Jake right now. He's going to battle Matt Amendola for the starting job on the field goals and kickoffs. He'll keep pushing Zach Sinor, but I think he's a guy that will just lift up our whole group."
-- Graduate Assistant Steve Hauser