Texas 7v7: Joseph Clark

FOX Sports NEXT/Scout.com has the update on Chapel Hill defensive back Joseph Clark from Tyler, Texas at the Texas State 7-on-7 tournament in Leander. This past off season, Clark pulled in a number of offers and impressed some college coaches. So what does Clark bring to the table? Let Chapel Hill coach Thomas Sitton tell it.

There were certain key words that kept coming up as Tyler (TX) Chapel Hill coach Thomas Sitton was explaining how defensive back Joseph Clark handles his business on the football field: explosive and physical.

So it's easy to say that there is a place for the talent Clark going forward.

"He (Clark) is one of the kids who you can tell truly loves football. He's a kid who is explosive and loves contact," Sitton said. "He's smart on the field and in the classroom."

All of that translated well and the 5-foot-9, 175-pound Clark has the offers to show that college coaches do indeed love what he brings. Right now, Texas Tech (latest), Air Force, Texas State and also a couple of smaller division schools have informed Clark that they want to add him to the roster in 2014. 

But question is, where does he fit best on the defense?

"They are looking at him for the secondary, either a safety or a cornerback. He has run a 4.44 at lots of their camps," Sitton said. "Here is a strong kid and explosive hitter who can also cover." 

Sitton continued.

"I like him at safety because he is such a hitter. I'm going into 18 years of coaches and there are very few kids I've coached who love contact, and are as physical as Clark down after down. So I like him at safety to come down hill and get physical. I think he is a player who will play quickly once he gets there and show the coaches what he can do."

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined Scout.com in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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