2002 Profile: LB Donnell Clark

We now take a closer look at linebacker Donnell Clark, a bruising defender with speed to burn out of Griffin, Georgia. Could the Tigers use another linebacker in this year's recruiting class?

With already a talent rich class coming in at linebacker, there are several more prospects that still might be able to sneak in and grab a scholarship. One of those players is linebacker Donnell Clark out of Griffin, Georgia. Clark is another athlete that played both ways for his team (tight-end and linebacker) however he is being recruited as a linebacker by most schools.

He registered 80 tackles and 5 sacks this season while helping lead his team to the playoffs. Last year as a junior he recorded 88 tackles, 6 for a loss, and 4 sacks.

Clark is known primarily for his speed (4.65 40-yard dash) and his ability to stop the run. He is an athletic 'backer that would fit in nicely with some of the other defensive prospects already on board for the 2002 recruiting class.

Clark has offers on the table from Auburn, Clemson, South Carolina, Minnesota, and Louisville. He is set to visit Georgia this weekend, Clemson the weekend of January 11, and Minnesota the weekend of the 18th.

Florida State has maintained a close relationship with Clark throughout the recruiting process, although a formal offer has yet to made by Bobby Bowden. Clemson, Florida State, and Auburn are his current favorites, and he will wait until after his official visits have been taken to make a decision.

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