Sunday, January 20, 2013
4-star WR Clark talks Clemson visit
By Derek Tyson
Four-star wide receiver James Clark (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach) officially visited Clemson this weekend.
Though the 5-foot-11, 175-pound receiver didn't name a leader, the trip to Clemson will be his last visit.
"The visit was great," Clark said. "I loved the people, the facilities, the academic staff and the coaching staff. It was all great. I'd probably rate it a 10.
"I'm not quite ready to start picking out favorites yet, but Clemson is a place that I could definitely see myself going."
Clark said the highlight of his trip was talking with Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney.
"He just talked about having an opportunity that is available to me if I want to take it," Clark said. "It's a once-in-a-life chance."
Clemson landed a commitment from ESPN 300 wide receiver Kyrin Priester (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood) on Sunday morning, but Clark said the addition of Priester won't change how he feels about the Tigers.
"No, not really," Clark said. "They are looking to sign three wide receivers and he was the first one on board."
As for his future plans, Clark said his Clemson visit will likely be his last.
"I'm kind of ready to take a break," Clark said. "I've been to Florida about five times already, so I probably won't end up going. I'm probably not going to Ohio State either."
Clark, who said Swinney will do an in-home visit with him this week, said he has no leaders and will make his final decision on Feb. 6.
"I need to sit down and talk with my parents a little bit and see what they have to say," he said. "Then I'll make my decision on signing day."