NM State Media Relations
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – At first glance the story of New Mexico State University middle linebacker Clint Barnard seems common; All-State prep football player, who led his high school team to an undefeated season and state championship twice, starting at middle linebacker for major Division I university in his home state.
A closer look at Barnard’s story, however, reveals that his story is anything but common. Despite his many football accomplishments and accolades in high school, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Barnard did not receive any scholarship offers from a Division I school. It wasn’t because of his performance, but rather because of where he played high school football.
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