One of the top defensive tackles in Ohio says he has pretty much decided
which school he is headed to, though he has not officially committed
Trae Clark (Cincinnati Colerain) is one of the top defensive
tackle prospects in the state of Ohio yet to select a college. However,
that is not likely to last much longer.
“I’m pretty sure which
college I want to go to,” Clark said. “But I haven’t given a verbal
And the winner looks to be the West Virginia Mountaineers.
6-foot-4 and 330-pound Clark rotated in on the Colerain defensive line
his sophomore season before becoming a starter at nose guard his junior
season. Clark made close to 30 tackles with four sacks as Colerain made
it to the second round of the state playoffs and finished with an 11-1
record last season.
Clark, who has run the 40-yard dash in 5.1
seconds, has a dozen scholarship offers including West Virginia,
Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana and South Florida.
When asked why he
hasn’t committed yet to the Mountaineers, Clark said, “I’ve just been
busy. But I’ll call coach (Steve) Dunlap pretty soon and tell him. I
took a trip to West Virginia (near the end of the summer) and it looked
like it fit me. I liked the facilities. I liked the team. I liked how
everything was when I went there.
“I think I’ll commit in the
next week or two.”
Clark has helped Colerain get off to a 2-1
start this season. He has
played both defensive tackle and nose guard and says the Mountaineers
have talked about him playing either position.