As a Recruit
Darius Clemons has football in his blood. His father, Larry, played receiver at Florida under coach Steve Spurrier in the late 1990s. Clemons said his father used that background to nurture and teach him to compete both on and off of the field. Clemons said his dad never "took it easy" on him growing up. So, he appreciates the work necessary to get what you need to succeed on a high level in football. "My dad never let me win, and it made winning that much more fun when I did,” Clemons told the Beaverton Valley Times. “Plus, it's important to take something from a loss, be accountable and find out what you can improve on. Without failure, it's hard to learn how to succeed." Clemons plans on majoring in economics in college. He lists cooking and watching YouTube as his hobbies.