January 19, 2009

Clark: 'It feels like home now.'

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Nearly nine months to the day after committing to the Red Raiders, Denton (TX) Guyer offensive lineman Kyle Clark took his official visit to Texas Tech this weekend.

"It was a lot of fun," he said. "I'm really glad I came. It definitely solidified my choice. It's a great place to be and they showed us a great time and what it's going to be like when we come out here."

This wasn't the four-star prospect's first time in Lubbock, having unofficially visited several times over the past year, so Clark was able to focus more on spending time with his future teammates.

"It was more of the social life that I experienced," he explained. "We went out and about and there were more players and people. We hung out with Seth [Doege] and a bunch of the redshirt freshmen. We met up with Brandon Carter and Stephen Hamby."

Clark also had a chance to talk with Bennie Wylie, Texas Tech's strength and conditioning coach.

"He gave us a lot of examples of what we'd be doing for cardio," said Clark. "He said he we didn't want to work, then don't come. That's why I want to come here. I want to work my ass off and be a great team player and contribute to the team."

The 6-5, 267-pound offensive tackle standout was one of five Red Raider commitments officially visiting this weekend, but there were also a few undecided prospects there as well, like Texas A&M commit Jonathan Stewart.

"I talked to [Stewart] a little bit," said Clark. "I definitely think he had a really good time. In my perception, he had a great time and I don't see why he'd want to go anywhere else unless they showed him a better time than here and it'd be hard to imagine that. I asked him what he thought and he said he liked it out here."

With the official visit in the books, is there any question in Clark's mind about who he will sign with on National Signing Day?

"I'm real comfortable with [my decision]," he said. "It feels like home now. I've flown out here so many times, it just feels like the place to be."


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