Ronnie Clark is Torn

Will it be Alabama or Auburn? Ronnie Clark is still trying to figure that out. He is torn between the two in-state schools right now...

As expected, this has turned into an in-state battle for Ronnie Clark, one of the top prospects in Alabama.

Alabama and Auburn have both offered Clark a scholarship, both schools are in constant contact with him, and both schools want him.

Who will it be and when will that decision be made?

Clark does not have an answer for either of those questions yet.

"I am still thinking a lot about Auburn and Alabama right now," Clark told Scout. "I really don't know which one is the best for me yet. I am trying to figure that out.

"Once I figure that out, I will know when I will commit to one of them. I am hoping to have my mind made up this month, but I really don't know yet. I still don't know for sure when I will be making my decision."

One things he does know for sure, he will get back to each school once more before he makes his decision.

"I want to go watch a practice at both schools and just see each school one more time before I commit. I don't really have any questions for either school, but I just want to watch practice, see the coaches again, and just get another feel for the school. I know a lot about each program."

The four-star out of Calera, Ala. talks a little about each finalist.

"Alabama is a winning program and you know if you go there right now, you have a chance to win every game. They are doing everything right at this time and you just can't say anything bad about Alabama. They know how to develop players, get guys into the NFL, and you learn from the best there.

Will Clark choose the Crimson Tide or Tigers?.
"At Auburn, it is similar to Alabama in some ways and in some ways it is different. I really like the atmosphere the coaches have set up over there. It is like a family there, many of the coaches are Christian men, and I like that a lot. I like the coaches and I know they are good guys, so I am eager to see them coach this year on the field."

It will be Alabama or Auburn for Clark, the 6-foot-3, 210 pound athlete who could play safety or outside linebacker on the next level.

He was born in Monroe, La. and he grew up a fan of LSU more than either of his finalists, but he wants to stay close to home.

"I want to be near my mom, so I will be staying in state," he said. "I am weighing the pros and cons on each school and it is a tough decision. Both are great schools, so I cannot go wrong.

"I think it will be easy when I know where I am going, but right now it is hard to figure out which school is best for me. I want to make it easy for my family to see me, so I will be at Alabama or Auburn. I hope to have my mind made up by the end of the month, but that is no guarantee."

Scout projects Clark as an outside linebacker on the next level and he is ranked No. 8 in the country at that position.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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