Gamecocks among the favorites of elite tight end prospect

May 22, 2014 

USC has one tight end committed for the 2015 class in Kyle Markway and they are one of the favorites of another tight end in Connor Redmond. They are also in the hunt for one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed tight ends in Chris Clark (6-6 252) of Ridgewood, NJ. Clark attends school in Avon, CT and Tuesday USC recruiter GA Mangus was by the school to visit with him.

Clark wants to visit USC in June before he makes his announcement July 10th at The Opening. The problem is finding a date because he has a pretty full calendar between already committed visits and various camps. He is set to visit Michigan and Michigan State in June.

Clark already has a positive impression about USC football. “It’s a pretty awesome kind of place to play football and you go against the best in practice everyday,” Clark said. “They also have a good idea of what they want to do at tight end, a lot of two tight end sets. There’s a good opportunity to play early, hopefully. And I think it’s an awesome area, South Carolina, with great weather. I hear a lot of good things. And one of my buddies is pretty interested in South Carolina, (OL) Tommy Hatton, and I think it would be really cool to play with him. I have a great interest in South Carolina.”

Clark has USC in his top list along with Tennessee, Michigan State, Michigan, Arizona State and Ohio State which he culled from a list of over 40 offers. There is no leader at this point. He hasn’t visited Michigan State and Arizona State.

Last season Clark had 38 catches for 417 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Clark was once committed to North Carolina but he decommitted earlier this year.

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