Big Defender Has Three Favorites

This Magnolia State star has three schools at the top of his list heading down the homestretch of the recruiting season.

Collins, Miss.--It's hard to imagine closing out a high school career better than defensive tackle Corey Clark. Leading his team to a perfect 15-0 season and a second-straight state championship, the physical Clark had a dream game in the finals against Amory.

Helping his team to a 40-14 victory, he had eight sacks and 10 tackles on his way to being named the defensive Most Valuable Player for the game. While he says he didn't know he would have a big game, he knew early on he had the chance to make some plays.

"I usually get chop blocked," Clark says of how teams generally play him. "This time they really didn't block me because I played a one (technique) and I was in the backfield just about every play. That was the most I've ever had in one game."

That performance only solidified what college coaches had been seeing in Clark all along after a season in which had 17 sacks and nearly 70 tackles. Widely considered one of the top tackle prospects in the South, the 6-3, 280 Clark has offers from all over, but has narrowed his choices.

"Really I just have three schools right now," Clark tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It's LSU, Tennessee and Mississippi State. I have a visit set for Tennessee on the 24th and LSU on the 17th. Auburn is still in the mix, but they're not in the top three. I had already taken a visit to Southern Miss and I'll probably take my last visit to Ole Miss."


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