February 11, 2008

Texas OT ready to break out

If colleges don't know the name Kyle Clark, they will soon. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive tackle out of Denton (Texas) Guyer currently holds one offer but as he demonstrated recently at the U.S. Army All-American Combine, has the ability to garner many more.

Even before his post-season performance Clark had given plenty of indication of the potential that he possessed. He fought back from an early-season injury to put together a strong junior campaign.

"I was injured during our second scrimmage after Brownwood," Clark said. "I sprained my MCL and was out for two games. I came back for Homecoming game and I didn't allow a sack all season. I was able to cut and do everything."

Clark followed up the season with an invitation to the U.S. Army Combine for the class of 2009 and his performance at the event garnered him honorable mention on the Rivals.com All-Combine team at offensive line.

"I was a little worried about it going in there," he said. "But it was pretty cool going against all of those good players."

After recently making an appearance at the Rivals.com Five-Star Academy in Dallas, Texas, Clark has put together a busy schedule for the Spring.

"I'm going to Kansas on Feb. 16 for their junior day," he said. "I'm going to Texas A&M and UNT. I'm also going to Texas Tech on March 1 and I plan on visiting Louisville."

At this stage in the process, Clark lists Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Georgia and Arizona as some schools that have expressed mutual interest in him as a football player. His lone offer to date, Tulsa is also in the mix due to some family connections the big tackle has in the area.

As a player, Clark's smarts and his intelligence is what sets him apart.

"My athleticism is a strength," he said. "Being able to know who to block and being able to make all of my reads."

Though Clark is in no rush to end his recruitment, he also wants to keep things in perspective.

"I want to see what happens," he said. "I'll see what I have but also I want to focus on my senior season so I'd like to have it behind me by then."




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