Sunday, October 14, 2012
Sekou Clark talks OU-Texas experience
By Damon Sayles
The last time 2014 Sekou Clark (Denton, Texas/Ryan) was in attendance for the annual Red River Rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma, he was working a concession stand. Last year Clark helped his uncle, who was running one of the concessions for his track and field team.
Saturday gave Clark a different kind of game experience at the Cotton Bowl. As a guest of Oklahoma, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end sat on the home side and watched Sooners fans celebrate a 63-21 rout over the Longhorns.
“It was crazy how the entire stadium was so loud. It was never quiet at any point,” Clark said. “No one was sitting down. Everyone was into the game. It was a lot of fun.”
Clark, who like many others was expecting a closer contest, is still in search of his first offer, but he is receiving major interest from both Texas and Oklahoma. He also has garnered interest from Alabama, Florida State, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Texas A&M and a host of other programs.
Clark, however, said that if he were offered by the Sooners or Longhorns, he wouldn’t mind his 2014 experience of the game being one of watching on the actual field, wearing a uniform.
“I could see myself playing in this game every year,” Clark said. “There’s so much history in that game.”
Clark said he’s uncertain of his next unofficial visit, as he’s focused now on helping Ryan fight for a playoff spot in a competitive district.