The 6-foot-3, 210-pound sophomore outfielder and first baseman is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2022 by Prep Baseball Report and No. 2 by Baseball America. The lone member of the USA Baseball 17U National Development Team from the Class of 2022, Clifford is a two-time gold medalist with USA Baseball youth teams. In four games this spring with Leesville Road, Clifford posted a .692 batting average with 10 runs scored, 12 RBI, three home runs and a 1.692 slugging percentage before the season was cancelled. As a freshman, he hit four home runs, drew 23 walks in 21 games and posted a .526 on-base percentage.
Clifford has maintained a 3.95 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his junior year of high school this fall.
Clifford has volunteered locally as part of community beautification projects and as a youth baseball coach. He has also donated his time at WakeMed Children’s Hospital.