NU 'the complete package' for Clark

Northwestern hosted four-star receiver James Clark on campus this weekend for an official visit. PurpleWildcats provides details on how the experience was, plus what's next.

Northwestern was a priority for four-star James Clark's official visits. It lived up to the billing.

The only admitted downside for Clark was the bitter cold of a Chicago winter. Everything else went as he had hope.

"It went great," Clark said of the weekend experience. "I got a feel for campus. I was around the team a lot and enjoyed that. I got a feel for the coaching staff and got to see what it's like the be part of the team."

The highlight of Clark's time on campus was watching the Wildcats' practice from the sidelines. It gave a glimpse of how Northwestern works each day.

"They're a high-energy group of guys," said Clark. "In practice, they're up-tempo all the time. We got to hang a bit off the field and they're some good guys.

"That was a whole nother atmosphere I had never seen before. I didn't know college [football] was like that."

Clark also had the opportunity to click with the coaching staff.

"They've got a great coaching staff," he said. "That's what makes [Northwestern] even more likeable."

There will be more visits ahead for Clark, though none are officially planned. Florida, North Carolina State, Nebraska, Rutgers, and Texas are also current contenders.

The visit in Evanston made quite an impression on the highly touted prospect.

"It just had the feel as the complete package of what you look for in a school," he said.

Stay with PurpleWildcats for further updates on a top Northwestern prospect.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats. He resides on Chicago's north side.
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