Clarke Could be a Buff Real Soon

Michael Clarke was one of three official visitors to Boulder over the weekend. He had an excellent time on his trip to CU and the San Diego speedster claims he could be committing to Colorado in the near future if a couple things fall into place.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
40 time: 4.47
Bench: 225
Squat: 365
Clean: 210
Vertical: 31"
From: San Diego, California
High School: Scripps Ranch

"The visit was real good," said Michael Clarke. "They just dominated Missouri on both sides of the ball. The receivers played well, the lineman played well, everyone played well. My host was Daniel Sanders from El Camino High School in Oceanside and he showed me a good time. We got to go into the locker room and hang out with the players and we also met with some academic people when we went upstairs and they told us what would be expected of us to get our degrees there. I basically just hung out with my host and the other two players that were visiting. We all just kicked it together.

"The next morning I had a breakfast buffet and spoke some more to the academic people. I then went to Dal Ward and talked with Coach Hagan for about 40 minutes. We went over the depth chart. They have some speed guys there in Stephone Robinson, Blake Mackey and Patrick Williams, but Coach Hagan told me that if I can come in and learn the system the opportunity is there for early playing time.

"I felt that I developed a good relationship with him, Coach Cabral and Coach Wristen. I also spoke with Coach Barnett one-on-one and we had a good talk. The whole situation at Colorado is very comfortable to me. I could have my decision within the next two weeks. I just want to see what's up with UCLA, first. Coach (UCLA receivers coach Dino) Babers called me while I was on the trip, but I didn't speak with him. Him and I will talk this week and I'll see what is going on there. I do not want to wait too long to commit and UCLA is taking their time. If they do not offer me real quick I will probably commit to Colorado. They have great coaches and young players there and it would be great to continue my career there."

Clarke also noted that he liked the fact that CU did not put any pressure on him to commit. "They didn't pressure any of us to commit and that makes me like them even more. Their coaches are honest and up front and I think they will be a good team for a while."

Scripps Ranch lost a heartbreaker, 17-14, to Morse last Friday. They take on St. Augustine, this Friday.


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