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Sunday, February 3, 2013
4-star WR Clark talks Florida visit

By Derek Tyson

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Four-star wide receiver James Clark (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach) has visited Florida several times during the last year. This weekend, however, might have been the most important. With signing day just three days away the talented wideout took an unofficial visit to Gainesville.

Clark said he learned more about the academic side to Florida during this visit.

"My visit to Florida was great," Clark said. "I really got to see all the academic stuff and they showed me all of the facilities -- it was great. It was a good experience."

Clark, who has taken official visits to Clemson, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Ohio State, said after his Florida trip that the Gators will likely be in his top three that he will announce on Monday.

"There's a good chance I could end up at Florida," he said, "but they are just as equal as any other school. I'd have to give it a 10, but I've given every visit a 10. They are all great schools.

"There are a lot things that are better at Florida than at any other program, but they are all unique because the Buckeyes have things that the Gators don't have, and the same with Clemson. They are all unique."

The Gators have commitments from five different wide receivers, but Clark said the Florida coaches plan to use him differently.

"They're looking for a speed guy that can make some big time plays down the field," Clark said. "They would use me for some screens and some downfield plays."

Clark plans to announce his decision on Wednesday at 9 a.m. ET.