High Praise for 4-Star Football Prospect

A report on versatile class of 2014 football prospect Ronnie Clark is featured.

Calera, Ala.--One of the most interesting and versatile prospects for the 2014 football signee class Auburn is recruiting is Calera High School standout Ronnie  Clark.

His head coach, Wiley McKellar, jokes that Clark can do about anything athletically. "If we wanted him to play polo we would just show him how to get on the horse," the coach says.

However, Clark is serious when asked about what type of person a college will be getting in the four-star prospect, who is 6-3, 210 pounds, signs scholarship papers.

"He is obviously a great football player," McKellar says. "What these coaches see is what everybody sees when they meet Ronnie. He is a very, very good young man.

"He has got a lot of character," the coached adds. "He is a ‘yes sir, no sir' kid. He is a hard worker and he is very bright. When you have got athletic ability and those characteristics, too, the sky is the limit."

Clark plays defense, offense and returns kicks. "Absolutely, he is a versatile player," McKellar says. "We use him in a number of ways.

"In high school you have only got certain number of kids who are athletic, and obviously not many at all like Ronnie Clark, so we put him in situations to help us."

Clark, who turned 17 in April, has visited Auburn twice this year for junior days and notes he is interested in Coach Gus Malzahn's Tigers, who are recruiting him as a defensive player.

"I think the sky is the limit for Ronnie and not just from the physical standpoint," McKellar says. "He has the mentality to be able to take the rigors of hard work every day and the competition in the SEC. I think he is going to be successful.

"With that being said, if he got hurt and never played another down, Ronnie Clark is going to be a successful person in life because of the type of person."

In addition to Clark's athletic ability, the prospect is taking care of business in the classroom, McKellar points out. "He is one of those guys you will never have to worry about," the coach says.

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