Rising junior making his rounds

Bath County junior Clark Kissick has checked out a number of camps this spring and has performed well. Clark spoke with Scout.com about his performances and the future.

Bath County junior Clark Kissick has checked out a number of camps this spring and has performed well. Clark spoke with Scout.com about his performances and the future.

Clark Kissick had a solid junior year and is building on that season now during the off-season. Kissick's off-season is unlike many other players, however. He played baseball right after football and then transitioned to the camp season.

"I started off my camps during baseball season. I went to the Elite 11 and at first I struggled because I was still in baseball mode. But I realized I fit in with them. I was in a group with Kyle Bolin and Gunner Kiel. I realize that I fit in anywhere," said Kissick.

Kissick also checked out a couple of SEC programs next.

"I went down to Vanderbilt. I had a pretty good camp there" he said. "I loved it down there. Every coach came up and greeted me. This was a first class program. I just loved it there," said Kissick.

Next up was the home-state Kentucky Wildcats.

"Down (at UK) is probably the best ball I've played in my life. I was able to hit every receiver. I had my confidence up. It was like being at home because I run their offense and I know their coaches. I got to work with Coach (Randy) Sanders. That really boosted my confidence higher," he continued.

Kissick was also going to check out the Louisville Cardinals, but by that time he was exhausted from the two camps as well as recovering from baseball.

"I had just been to Nashville, Lexington and Columbus. My arm was shot. I had some other things come up and I had to work. I didn't want to go and not have my best stuff," he said.

While Kissick hasn't picked up any offers yet, the coaches are interested in him. Being that he plays for a smaller school they will be evaluating him for a while longer. They also want to see how he does with a personal goal he has set.

"I told them I wanted to drop 15 pounds (from his 235 pound frame). I've got five more pounds to go," he said. "They said that right now I'm young, but everybody just watned to get me down to see me throw," he said.

Kissick has about wrapped up his summer camps and he's now preparing for a banner junior season. Bath County returns 21 of 22 starters and they believe they are going to have a good year.

"We're really hyped up. We can turn around a 2-9 year to whatever we want it to be," he said.

Part of the big year that Kissick expects is based on his own personal improvements.

"I feel like last year I got to happy with just throwing it into coverage. I've learned to be smarter with the ball. I feel like I've gotten quicker and a little more elusive. I think I'm getting better at stepping up into the pocket," he finished.

Scout.com will keep you updated on Kissick.


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