Clark Sees Heart From Auburn In LSU Loss

Calera junior Ronnie Clark talks about visiting Auburn for the LSU game.

Calera, Ala.--One of the top football player in Alabama for the 2014 recruiting class, talented two-way performer Ronnie  Clark, was one of the many prospects on hand for the Auburn-LSU game Saturday night in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

A witness as Auburn almost pulled off the upset before falling 12-10, Clark said it was a great atmosphere and he enjoyed it immensely.

"It was just a tough loss for them," Clark said. "They played their hearts out for real. I didn't see too much disappointment in the locker room because they knew they know they let that one go basically. They played hard. I liked the atmosphere. I was down on the sidelines, basically on the field. I had a good time.

"I think that game is going to turn their season around, hopefully," Clark added. "I think the guys will come out and work hard every day in practice so they can get where they need to be."

Being recruited as an athlete who could play either wide receiver or safety on the next level, Clark said he enjoyed everything about the trip for the game and especially liked what he saw out of the homestanding Tigers.

"I saw a lot of heart," he said. "They played with a lot of heart. They were mentally ready to come out and play. I think LSU underestimated them a little bit, but Auburn came out and showed they were nothing to be played with."

Spending time with coaches Gene Chizik and Tommy Thigpen, Clark said they were disappointed in the loss, but took the time out to speak with him and his family.

"They were just saying they wanted me to keep coming down there," Clark said. "They want it to feel like home. They asked me about my schedule and how I was doing in school. It went good."

Already with early offers from Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina and Louisiana-Lafayette in addition to Auburn, Clark said he's still just in the early stages of his recruiting and doesn't have any favorites at the moment. He said he plans to be back in Auburn for another game later this season.

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