Texas Safety Verbals to ASU

It's rare when a prospect commits to a school without visiting it. A fine recruiting job by Running Backs Coach John Wrenn and a general familiarity with the Valley of the Sun, was enough to convince Jonathan Clark to give his commitment to the maroon and gold last night.

"I just felt that this was the right place for me," said the 6-0 185 Jonathan Clark. "I have family here in Phoenix, and when I visited them I really liked the area. My high schools coaches have been here too, and told me this was a great school. I'm gonna go this summer there to check it out for myself."

The Seguin High School star (Arlington, Tex.) was offered by the Sun Devils in May, and was impressed with the information he had been presented with. "Coach Wrenn told me everything I wanted to know about the school," remarked Clark. "It's a good program, and they play in good weather. It's also nice that I have family in Phoenix and they can come and watch me play." One of his best friends on the team is Donte Neal, who committed to Wisconsin. Consequently, that was the other school he was seriously considering. "I knew I wanted to play outside of Texas," he said. "I've seen everything there is to see in Texas (smile). It was time to see some new places."

Clark collected 63 tackles and five interceptions his junior year. One of those picks went for a touchdown, and he scored once more on a fumble recovery on a special teams play. "My strengths are tackling and covering, " he said. "I could improve on reading offenses."

Clark, who is academically qualified, is the third 2007 verbal commitment for the Sun Devils.

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