While Maryland is envisioning the senior’s talents best utilized at safety, his versatility will definitely improve his value, as well as give him a rare insight into the positions his opponents play.
“When I’m on offense, I know what the defense is thinking. When I’m on defense, I know what the offense is thinking. It’s really helpful.”
Although he values this knowledge considerably, he’s looking forward to being able to specialize next year at Maryland, believing this will further improve his game.
“It’ll be great for me; I can only work on one part of my game and just concentrate on that.”
The 5’11, 178 pound jack-of-all-trades is anxious to arrive at Maryland and believes he can make an immediate difference to the greatly improved Terrapin squad.
“A coach there told me I’ll come in and work right away with the other safeties and defensive backs; they’ll see where I’m at.”
Asked if he thought he could contribute right away, the confident Clark answered, “I should be able to, I don’t see why not.”
Clark is enamored with Maryland, and not just for football reasons. He’s planning on majoring in Business Management and loves the vastness and beauty of the campus. He likes the coaching staff, and that affection is mutual – Clark stated that his primary reason for committing to Maryland was the attention and phone calls that the Maryland coaches paid him.
“The whole campus, it’s beautiful. I loved everything about it.”
Until he arrives on campus next year, the versatile star has been leading his high school team to a 3-3 record so far.
“I want to go out and win the district championship. My goal for myself is to play my role as a leader – allow everyone to follow in my footsteps.”
Following in his footsteps may prove difficult. The unique athleticism required to play three positions is incredible. And when those versatile talents are harnessed into one position next year, Maryland may be getting a special safety.