Clark to make decision in two weeks

Two weeks. <br><br>That's how long expectant Bama fans will have to wait before Daphne's Jeremy Clark, a 6-3, 265-pound defensive lineman, chooses between the Tide and the LSU Tigers.

"I'm going to LSU next week, and I'll give it a week's thought after that," Clark said Sunday night, after returning from his official visit to the Capstone.

Clark was credited with 70 tackles and two quarterback sacks, in helping to lead his team to the Alabama 6A state championship.

Clark, who is considering only Bama and LSU, had an enjoyable visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend, but wants to visit the bayou before making his final decision.

Clark would likely start his college career as a defensive end, but he has the frame to potentially add strength and move inside to tackle.

"I'm going to keep my options open," he said. "I'm also visiting LSU, and I'm not leaning either way right now."

Clark was an anchor of a Daphne team that won the 2001 6A state championship, and spent a great deal of time with Kenny King, another Daphne product. "Kenny took me out and showed me around the town. We're really good friends," he said.

"Kenny and I are good friends, and Atlas (Herrion, Alabama offensive tackle who also graduated from Daphne) lives right around the corner. They tell me how much fun they're having at Alabama, but they also tell me to go wherever I feel at home."

Clark's good experience this past weekend didn't stop with King, however. "The people at Alabama are exceptionally nice, and they look out for you. I felt at home. Quite a few players just introduced themselves to me."

Playing time, and getting that playing time early on, are two important issues for any player. Clark is no exception.

One of his questions for the coaching staff was when he might be able to contribute. "They said I would have to work hard, but I know that."

Clark was also told that he would probably play defensive end for the Tide.


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