Georgia DT Adds Auburn Offer

Big Tyler Clark talks about adding an offer from the Auburn Tigers.

Americus, Ga.--It’s the year of the defensive linemen in Georgia for the 2016 recruiting class and one of the guys starting to gain steam in the process is Sumter County big man Tyler Clark. Last Saturday he visited the Auburn Tigers and left with an offer from Gus Malzahn’s program.

“They offered me,” the 6-3, 294 Clark said. “It means a lot to me. I like the atmosphere. I have a good relationship with Coach (Rodney) Garner and Coach (Scott) Fountain and Coach Gus. My family likes it there.”

Getting his first look at the campus and facilities, Clark said that he really enjoyed getting to learn more about the defense and in particular the lack of depth up front. That was a big selling point from Garner and it showed Clark they were serious about recruiting him.

“That’s real big for me,” Clark said. “That’s something I’m looking for.

“They really showed me love,” he added. “They really showed me how much they want me over there.”

Wanting to get another look at Auburn, Clark said he plans to be back on the Plains for Big Cat Weekend in May. Always one of the biggest recruiting weekends of the year for the Tigers, Clark said he’s excited to be part of that.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Clark said. “It should be a lot of fun.”

While Auburn is now in the running for Clark the Tigers may need another good visit in the coming months to move to the top of of his list. That’s because the home state school has the upper hand.

“Auburn is number two right now,” Clark said. “Georgia is No. 1. I’m just going to see what happens.”

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