Clean cut is someone
- who doesn't dress slovenly.
- has their hair reasonable - whether you have a fro, dreads, buzz cut, fade it looks reasonable neat
- doesnt disrespect
I don't have a problem with his clean cut statement. I think most high profile colleges want these types of kids because they "tend" to be better leaders. Not saying a kid dressed sloppy can't be a leader, rather it's not the norm.
Plus, this goes beyond sports and he wants clean cut kids who will most likely get around other type kids and go on to create businesses, Startups and be executives; then turn around and give back to their alma mater.