The Opening: Khairi Clark Update

Talented lineman from across the nation have gathered in Oregon to compete against top talent at The Opening. Florida defensive tackle commitment Khairi Clark is enjoying the competition, learning new things, and doing plenty of recruiting for the Gators.'s complete coverage of The Opening 2013 presented by NIKE
"It's been good, but at the same time it's been difficult," Khairi Clark said.

"You're going up against some of the top kids in the nation, and there's a lot of them out here that are strong and powerful men and you just gotta get past those o-linemen because there are some big ones out here."

The 6-foot-2, 323-pound lineman has been spending some time with his fellow Florida commits and getting to know them a lot better.

"It's been good, I've been hanging out with Anthony Moten, the quarterback, Will Grier, and one of the cornerbacks (Duke Dawson), and we're having good conversation," he said.

Clark said he's one of the guys that's really been working hard on the recruiting front too.

"I've been trying to recruit very hard, Richard Yeargin, Quincy Wilson, and (Chris Lammons)," he said.

"Absolutely (it's working). I'm telling them some good things about what we can be in the 2014 class going into Florida. They like it a lot, they're still thinking, but overall it's really good."

The Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, FL) standout said no one has been trying to sway his commitment. He's been able to focus on competing and learning, and he's picked up some tips to apply to his game.

"Ndamukong Suh, one of my inspirations that I look up to, he has told me some different facts about hand placement, and footwork, and about being narrow with your stance, and I'm taking that to my head," Clark said.

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