Clark de-commits

Tulane lost one of its most enthusiastic commits - at least temporarily - when Lyn Clark withdrew his pledge. Details inside...

Lyn Clark gave Tulane a glowing review shortly after completing his official visit yesterday.

A few hours later, however, Clark had surprising news.

"I decommitted," he said. "I don't want to go on the record about the details. I'm going to visit Louisiana Tech on January 25th and Louisville the following week. Those two are 'high interest.'"

The 6-2, 215-pounder from O.P. Walker named the Wave as his leader during the first week of June 2012.

Within two weeks, Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson responded with a scholarship offer which Clark accepted five short days later.

He has steadily racked in new offers since pulling the trigger to Tulane.

Kentucky, Louisville and Louisiana Tech were three recent offers for Clark, who hosted new Tech recruiter Jabbar Juluke during an in-home visit.

Juluke moved to Tech after a very successful stint as head coach at Edna Karr, a West Bank district rival of Clark's O.P. Walker squad.

Last spring, Clark showed out at the National Underclassmen Combine, besting four-star Kendell Beckwith in the bid for LB MVP.

Clark has two friends/former teammates at Tulane: quarterback Devin Powell and running back Robert Kelley. In addition, his teammate at O.P. Walker - defensive end Corey Smith - is committed to the Wave.

Following are Clark's initial thoughts about his Tulane visit.

"Darion Monroe hosted me," Clark said. "I'm impressed with how much of a team leader 'Deebo' is as a true freshman. Deebo said I remind him of himself because I have big offers like he got.

"He was an SEC guy (Monroe was a Texas A&M commit until Mike Sherman was fired shortly before National Signing Day). Deebo's mom wanted him out of New Orleans, but he made his own decision and said it was a great decision."

Clark continued with specific details of the weekend.

"Duke Riley had fun," he said of the top Tulane target/John Curtis LB. "Duke is a great guy. Nico Marley is a great guy. We already text each other a lot, and the last two days we got to know each other better.

"I had a great time. The offensive line commits - Chris Taylor, Brandon Godfrey, Jason Stewart and Kenneth Santa Marina - are all huge and at least 6-4. They're bigger than Tulane's current offensive line. We watched (West Jeff CB/Wave commit) Perry Nickerson's film; he's underrated."

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