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2019 DT C.J. Clark attracting interest from ACC and SEC

C.J. Clark is one of the top 2019 defensive tackles in North Carolina and he spoke with Scout about the latest developments in his recruitment.

New London (N.C.) North Stanly defensive tackle C.J. Clark had a huge sophomore season.

The 6-foot-3, 295-pound Clark totaled 130 tackles, eight sacks, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Due to his efforts, multiple big-time programs are showing interest.

"Lately, Georgia, ClemsonVirginia TechNorth Carolina and South Carolina are the schools that have been showing the most interest," Clark said. "But I'm still waiting on my first offer."


Which school could be first to pull the trigger?

"I think North Carolina could be the first to offer," Clark said. "An offer from them would definitely mean a lot. It's a nice school. I also like the coaches and environment.

"I'm supposed to visit on March 26. I've been there before, but I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing more of the campus this time.

"(Offensive line) coach (Chris) Kapilovic is recruiting me and I like him. He's a good person and he's shown a lot of interest in me."

His most recent visit was to Clemson during the season for the Pittsburgh game.

"It was a good trip and I liked it a lot," Clark said. "It's a big school. My favorite part was seeing the facilities and being on the field before the game.

"The atmosphere was was great and really stood out to me. I'll definitely visit again, hopefully as soon as possible.

"(Offensive line) coach (Robbie) Caldwell is recruiting me and I like him. I'm looking forward to continuing to develop a relationship with him."

As for camps this summer, Clark mentioned Clemson and North Carolina as possibilities.

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