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From: San Diego, California
High School: Scripps Ranch
Michael Clarke is Colorado's first receiver commit of the 2006 class. The wideout chose the Buffs over Cal (offer), Boston College and UCLA. "I just called Coach Hagan last Wednesday night and told him I was good to go for Colorado," Clarke explained. "I really enjoyed my visit there and that is where I wanted to be so I decided to just let them know I was coming. Colorado is the school I want to play for."
Clarke has already set goals for his time in Boulder. "I just want to come in and compete and learn the position. Coach Hagan tells me I have the feet and the skills to possibly play early. He says that I need to come in and be ready to help the team win."
UCLA will not give up on the newest CU commit. "The coaches at UCLA let me know that they are going to recruit me to the end and I should not forget about them. They still say that if they don't get Terrence Austin that they will offer me. If they did it might be a tough decision for me and one I would have to think about. If it came down to that, I think it would be very hard for me to call Coach Hagan to tell him I wasn't going there. But, I truly believe I am going there. Colorado is my number one choice."
In a losing effort against St. Augustine last Friday, Clarke had seven catches for 138 yards and one touchdown. Scripps Ranch is heading into the playoffs as the No.9 seed in CIF Division II and they will take on Hoover in the first round of the playoffs. "We have our work cut out for us. We have Mira Mesa and Oceanside in our bracket so we have some tough games ahead."