McCrory's Man Mountain

McCrory offensive lineman Jemar Clark (6-6, 290), one of the state's top 2012 prospects, already has two offers and hopes to add one from Arkansas - his favorite team - in the near future.

Jemar Clark was born in Newport, raised in McCrory and hopes he'll soon have the opportunity to relocate to Fayetteville for four or five years.

Clark (6-6, 280) got scholarship offers from Kansas and Arkansas State last week and the junior offensive lineman love to add one from Arkansas this weekend after an unofficial visit.

"I love Arkansas," Clark said. "That's pretty much where I want to play my college football. I just grew up loving the Razorbacks, they already make me feel like family and they have a great program."

He's also getting interest from Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and Nebraska.

"I think Oklahoma State is going to offer me when I go to their junior day (on March 12th)," Clark noted.

The offers are coming in for Clark despite the fact he only played in two games his junior season before suffering torn cartilage in his shoulder.

"I actually hurt it in the ninth game of my sophomore season, but it was just sore and I thought I was ready to go as a junior," Clark said. "But then in the second game this season, I hurt it again and I missed the rest of the season."

He is back healthy and looking forward to having a banner – and healthy – senior season.

"I am fine now," Clark said. "I came back and played basketball and I am lifting weights and getting stronger. I weigh 290 now, but I am wanting to get over 300 by next season."

Clark's strength is his run blocking.

"I love to run block and just love putting people in the dirt," Clark said. "I need to work on my pass blocking, getting better on my blitz pick-ups and my footwork. But I can get it done run blocking and the rest will come because I will work hard on it and I'll get there with experience."

Clark was in Arkansas' football camp last summer and will definitely be back this summer.

"I know I am going to go to Arkansas camps, but don't know where else I might go," Clark said.

He also had a chance to take in the Razorbacks' game with Louisiana-Monroe this past season at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

"It was great and I can really see myself out there in an Arkansas jersey," Clark said. "I will look at my options, but the Razorbacks are going to be tough to beat."

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