It's been quite a great ride this season for Springdale running back Matt Clinkscales and it will just continue into the new year.
Clinkscales (6-2, 210, 4.52) will play in the All-American Bowl next Thursday in Shreveport and then leave immediately for an official recruiting trip to Arkansas State, the only school he has a scholarship offer at the moment.
He's also got an official set up for the University of Arkansas on Jan. 27-29 with Kansas, Tulsa and UCA also showing interest.
"I've had a lot of coaches calling lately so I think some good things are going to happen in this next month," Clinkscales said. "It was a great season and I am looking forward to the future."
Clinkscales rushed for 1,007 yards and 17 touchdowns this season while also hauling in 17 passes for 345 yards and another pair of scores this past season.
He was named all-state and Springdale went 14-0 and won the Class AAAAA state championship.
"It was a wonderful year and a great reward for a lot of hard work," Clinkscales said. "We all went into the season focused on that and put in the work to get it done."
He would like to continue playing tailback on the next level, but knows at Arkansas that position is pretty well stocked next season under Razorback running backs coach Danny Nutt and new UA offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, who led Springdale to the title this season.
"I talked to Coach D-Nutt and I know Coach Malzahn wants me to come up there to Arkansas and play fullback," Clinkscales said. "Really I would just like the opportunity to play there. I am willing to do what it takes to get on the field."
Clinkscales is expecting a few more offers once the current NCAA recruiting dead period ends on Jan. 1.
"There are a few coaches who have said they want to get it touch with me in early January," Clinkscales said. "Hopefully I will play well in the game and things will really get going for me."
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