At 6-6, 247, Clark had a monster junior season for Old Farms, catching 39 passes for 417 yards with six touchdowns. That kind of production and his athleticism caught the eye of Auburn tight ends coach Scott Fountain, who passed along the offer from Auburn.
"I messaged with Coach Fountain on twitter and he told me to give him a call," Clark tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I gave him a call and we just talked. He told me he had watched a bunch of tight ends in the last week with the offensive coordinator (Rhett Lashlee) and they kind of saw me as a guy they really, really want to get because I fit the system really well. It's just awesome."
Even though he's located in New England, not an area that is considered a hotbed for Southeastern Conference recruiting, Clark said he has a pretty good idea of what Gus Malzahn's offense is all about after watching them several times during their run to the BCS National Championship Game. A wide open offense that relies on speed and running plays at a high tempo, he says that it would definitely be a fun offense to be a part of in the future.
"Obviously they played in the national championship so they are an elite program," Clark says. "They are always on TV so I have the opportunity to watch them a lot. I'm just excited because the offer is an awesome opportunity. The offense is great. Just in general it's an awesome, awesome school.
"What they did in the SEC Championship against Missouri was unbelievable in terms of the pace they were moving at," he adds. "It was really crazy to watch. They are in for some crazy success in their program. I feel like they are going to be really good for years to come."
Still wide open about his favorites and preparing to begin narrowing things down before making his decision over the summer, Clark says there are several schools he wants to see in the coming months with one of those the Auburn Tigers.
"I will probably commit in June or July before my senior year starts," Clark notes. "I plan to make some visits over the next couple of months. I'm definitely going to visit Auburn. I'm going to be visiting Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Iowa and Miami. Others might pop in, but those are definitely the schools I want to visit. I don't have any favorites or leaders right now, but after my visits I'll kind of get an idea."
When he visits Auburn and his other schools there will be some specific things that Clark is looking for to help him narrow things down and make his decision this summer.
"I just want to see what the coaches are like and get a feel for the players because that's important," he notes. "You'll be spending a lot of time with them so you want to see the type of kids they have in the program. I also want to check out the facilities and academic support, and also get a feel for the campus to make sure I could see myself going there. I want it to feel like home for me."