Safety talks big offers

The 2014 safety is one of the top overall prospects in his home-state. He has already collected a pair of BCS offers. He can play on either side of the ball, but he looks slated to play defense at the next level.

"I have an offer from Auburn and Clemson," said Ronnie Clark of Calera High School in Alabama. "Clemson offered me on Monday. Auburn offered me about a month ago.

"I thought the new offer from Clemson was cool. It was unexpected. They told me they wanted to offer me. They want me to visit the campus. I spoke with coach Harbison. I also talked to the defensive coordinator [Brent Venables]."

Clark has never visited Clemson, but he is set to particiapte in camp next weekend.

"I think Clemson is cool," he said. "I don't know much about them. Once I go up there for a visit I'll know more. I know they are all about family. They are family-oriented and put God first."

Several other schools including Florida State, Notre Dame and Purdue have shown early interest. He plans to camp at Alabama in July.

"I don't have any favorites," Clark said. "I am just looking at everyone. Auburn was my first offer. I like them. I am just looking to see what the best fit is for me."

Clark discussed his interest in the in-state Tigers.

"I like coach Chizik and coach Taylor," he said. "They are all cool and down-to-earth. They are family-oriented and put God first. They stress education. They want to make sure you have something else to do after football. I like the community. They are 'all in' like family down there."

Auburn has talked with Clark about playing on both sides of the ball. Clemson is recruiting as a safety. The 6-foot-3, 206-pound athlete is open to positions.

"It doesn't matter to me where I play," Clark said. "I play just about every position for my team. I have been doing it all. Anywhere a team needs me I'll play. It doesn't matter to me.

Clark recognizes his strengths and areas to improve.

"I feel like I am a leader on my team" he said. "Everyone looks up to me. I am more vocal from when I first started in the eighth grade. I encourage my teammates to do well. I am just a good overall leader.

"I want to work on getting to the ball a little more quicker. I want to work on my drop steps. I want to have better instincts."

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