May 20, 2008

Clark has plenty of interest

In what is a very good year for recruiting in the state of Iowa, a few prospects are not getting quite as much attention publicly as they might have in a normal year in-state. One of those is Marion offensive lineman Drew Clark, who is still waiting for his first scholarship offer, but receiving plenty of early interest and several visits to his high school this spring.

Among those showing interest are Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue, Stanford, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kansas State, and Wyoming, according to Marion head coach Tony Perkins.

On the football field, the 6-foot-4, 280-pound Clark is an offensive guard prospect with good footwork and explosiveness. The junior also uses those skills in track, where he won the shot put at the Drake Relays with a throw over 58-feet in April. This past weekend, Clark had several interested spectators at the state track meet, including Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan, who saw the junior place second in the shot put and fourth in the discus.

As he talks to different college coaches this spring, Clark is beginning to learn more about the schools recruiting him. Living just down the road from Iowa City, the Marion native has visited Iowa several times and also made a visit to Purdue this past winter. Clark, who carries a 4.12 grade point average, hopes to get out and see more of the schools recruiting him on the camp circuit next month.

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