Top Junior RB Impressed With Duke

Aaron Clark should be one of the top running back prospects in the state of Virginia this season and schools are already contacting him heavily even if he has yet to pick up his first written offer. We spoke with Clark about the schools he's hearing from so far as well as which camps he attended this past summer.

Aaron Clark, a 5-foot-7, 180-pound running back from S.T.A.B. in Charlottesville, Va., was named first-team All-Conference and All-State as a junior and is already hearing from some very good programs early in the recruiting process. Clark admittedly grew up a big fan of UNC, however he is looking at other programs now as well.

"I am hearing the most from Duke, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, North Carolina, Virginia, Wake Forest and West Virginia," Clark said. "I hear from other schools a lot too, but right now those would be my favorite seven."

"North Carolina was my favorite team growing up and my dad is a diehard fan too, so I've always been around it," Clark stated. "I like their offensive system a lot and think I'd fit into it well. The other great thing with them is that their coaching staff is very knowledgeable and you have a great recruiter in Head Coach Butch Davis as well. I camped there last summer and loved the environment on campus. They have a ton of tradition and I could definitely see myself going to school there."

"I camped at Maryland as well, but we just did a lot of combine activities and not a lot of drills. I would have liked to learn more from the camp experience."

"The best camp I went to was definitely Duke," Clark explained. "It was a high intensity experience and the coaching staff really worked us very hard. I learned a lot in the drills there and I think the biggest thing I picked up was how to make better shuffle-cuts which really helped my game this season. The thing I like the most about Duke is definitely my relationship with the coaching staff as we're already very close and talk to each other pretty often. I was able to go to the North Carolina game this season and they also have a great engineering program which is what I would like to major in."

As a junior, Clark carried 133 times for 1100 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 220 yards and two more scores.

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