March 25, 2008

New offer shakes things up for four-star?

Four-star offensive tackle Kyle Clark out of Denton (Texas) Guyer had picked up offers from the two schools that he was hoping for in Arizona and Texas Tech. Early in the recruiting process, Clark made it clear that the Wildcats and Red Raiders were his favorite schools and likely would be his finalists for an early decision. However, a recent offer may make Clark rethink the process.

Recently Clark picked up an offer from Nebraska and the Cornhuskers have shaken up his list.

"I got offered by Nebraska last week but I finally got a hold of the coaches today," Clark said on Monday night. "I've heard real good things about Nebraska and our rival school has a d-end going there this year, Josh Williams so it's gotta have some sort of impact on him."

With so much tradition and history involved in the Nebraska program it is hard for Clark to look past the new offer and there are a lot of factors that have him excited.

"The fans are crazy," he said. "Coach Tim Beck told me that they have sold 55,000 tickets already for the Spring Game. That shows you how crazy they are. They are on TV a lot and they didn't have their best year last year but last year they added a 50-million dollar add on to what they already have."

The offensive line tradition also interests Clark.

"I watched them play against a lot of people and they're known to produce great offensive linemen," he said. "Since 1962 they've sold out every home game and it's like an 85,000-crowd stadium."

Clark has stated all along that he'd like to make his decision earlier rather than later and focus on his senior football season. With Arizona and Texas Tech firmly in the lead, has the new Nebraska offer changed his thought process?

"I'd like to make my decision before my senior year and everything," he said. "I was real high on Tech and everything else but I don't want to have any doubt in my mind before I make my final decision so I'd like to get out there and check it out. I think it could really shake it up. It's closer, it's in the Big 12, and it has an overall great tradition."

Before Clark picks a college, he will need to select a Spring Game.

"I'd really like to go to the Texas Tech Spring Game but Nebraska's is on the same day so I'll have to talk to my parents and decide which one I'm going to go to."

The excitement of the new offer adds to an already wild spring for Clark who is enjoying the process.

"It's real exciting," he said. "Everyone has dreams of playing college football but I didn't think it would be this much this fast."


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