Clark with good year; talks Gators

Khairi Clark is a huge part of the Florida Gators 2014 recruiting class. The massive defensive tackle from Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna College Prep is having a solid year so far and is improving his game every week. Clark loves football and can't wait to continue his play at the University of Florida where he anticipates playing early.

While the Lions of Chaminade Madonna are winless this season, Khairi Clark continues to do everything he can to get them over the hump. With 30 tackles, six sacks, and one fumble recovery already on the season Clark says he continues to work on parts of his game.

"Our record isn't the best in the world, but I'm doing my part on the defensive side of the ball," he told Tuesday night before telling us what he has improved in. "My hand movements, this year I have started to use more hand moves, not just power.

Clark says he can feel it when his game is on and plans to be more consistent.

"Honestly, my best game would have to be when we played Gulliver Prep," he said. "That game was my best game because I felt like I came out highly energetic and well prepared. My speed, vision, power, technique, and motor were all on point throughout the game."

The Florida Gators are in a rough spell right now. Two losses in a row and a fall out of the top 25 rankings for the first time in a while have fans, players, and coaches unsettled about what is going on. Clark understand why they are facing some difficulties.

"I feel they should have a better record," he said. "Injuries didn't set them up that well. They are just missing some key players who make huge impacts on the field for the Gators."

With all the pressures of being a star athlete and one being pulled in so many directions, Clark says his commitment to Florida is nothing gator fans should worry about at all.

"Honestly, my thoughts on Florida are that they have a great school football wise and education wise," he said. "I'm a complete, solid, hard commit to the Gators and nothing will change that. I can't wait to be a part of the Gator family next year. My goal is to play as a true freshman next year."

The Florida coaches checked in with Clark already this week. The one phone call they are allowed went great.

"They told me that they really need me and can't wait for me to get to Gainesville next year," he said. "D-line depth is not high for the Gators and they need me to come in ready to be thrown in the water. They are going to push me so I can be who and where I want to be which is on that field as a freshman."

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