- Corey Long, Reporter, RecruitingNation
Three-star wide receiver James Clark (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach) admits that he is having such a good start to his senior year that recruiting has taken a step back.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior is still in communication with several programs, and while he doesn't have a favorite, Clark knows what he's looking for in his next school.
"I hear from so many schools through social media and other forms of communication," Clark said. "Right now Northwestern looks real appealing because of the offense and the strong academics. I want to go to a place that challenges me academically and few are better than Northwestern.
"But I also hear a lot from Miami, Duke, Purdue, Ohio State and several other schools. Right now I'm trying to focus on NSB football. We are 3-0 and every game I'm doing a good job of getting touches and trying to make plays."
Clark doesn't see himself making a decision any time in the near future.
"I'm probably going to let the rest of the season play out," Clark said. "Right now I don't have any officials planned. I've seen Purdue on an unofficial and I really liked it there, but there's a lot more I have to see before I think about making a choice."
Clark said he's generally being recruited a more of an outside receiver, but with his frame he could easily see himself in the slot. He is the main return man for his high school program and would expect to be heavily involved on special teams in college.
Other offers for Clark include South Florida, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Rutgers, Penn State and Georgia Tech.