Saturday, against one of the top teams in the country, Warren Central, Clark proved any doubters he had wrong as he stepped into the spotlight. While he has been playing receiver and tight end for much of the summer, he started at linebacker, and the 6'3, 210-lb senior acquitted himself quite well.
"I mean, big game," he explained. "We knew it was going to be a tough battle coming in against Warren Central. We knew they had two good running backs and an offensive line full of Division-1 recruits, but we knew we had the secondary and linebackers to cover that. We knew we were the better team coming in."
Having your first start against a very physical, run heavy team may not be ideal, but Clark believes he had a successful debut.
"I think it went excellent. My coach had always told me I was an athlete and that I could play anything on the field from receiver, to linebacker to safety, so I just sucked it up, had to play my role in the team victory today and play some linebacker."
When asked which schools are recruiting him at linebacker, he said, "A lot of schools." North Carolina, California and Eastern Michigan have offered, but there are still a lot of others keeping in contact.
With the college season starting this week, Clark is looking at taking some visits, and two of the three schools who have offered sit at the top of the priority list there.
"Nothing's set up, but I look forward to visiting North Carolina and Cal very soon."
The Bears are among the schools who are going to return the favor and come see him.
"Cal told me they're going to try to get out to week four down at Cincinnati Anderson. Ohio State's going to be at the Dwyer game, so big things to look for in my future."