Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Georgia in SEC mix to land Okla. DE
By Kipp Adams
After racking up 99 tackles, 22 sacks and 20 quarterback pressures on defense to go along with 48 rushes for 275 yards and four touchdowns, nine catches for 160 yards and three touchdowns on offense, it comes as no surprise that the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Deondre Clark (Oklahoma City/Douglass) was named to the ESPN Watch List.
Oklahoma prospect Deondre Clark aspires to leave his home state to play college football, and the SEC has great appeal, including his latest offer from Georgia.
His 16 offers to date aren't astonishing, either, and Douglass coach Willis Alexander says Clark added another Monday, from the University of Georgia. Clark heard the news Tuesday morning from Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who told Clark that he covets the prospect's ability off the edge.
Grantham told Clark he thinks he is a physical, passionate player and that he hoped Clark could make it to campus soon for a junior day or camp.
“I was speechless and I told him I would definitely be visiting,” said Clark, who then learned today that Ole Miss had also offered. “This has been overwhelming for me and my mom, but she said she wants the best for me regardless of where I end up.”
The scholarship has put Georgia in great shape early on for Clark.
"The SEC is the best conference to play in, especially for a defensive end, and that is where I plan to go,” Clark said. “LSU, Texas A&M, Georgia, Florida and Ole Miss are standing out the most to me right now. I hope to make my decision before my senior year starts.”
While Alabama and Florida have yet to offer Clark, his coach feels they will soon.
"They will be offering; they didn't think that he would leave Oklahoma, being from Oklahoma," Alexander said. "They didn't realize that he wanted to play in the SEC."