Clark taking his time with recruitment

Offensive lineman Garrett Clark recently moved and is now a member of Suwannee (GA) North Gwinnett High School football team but it was his play as a junior down in Florida that caught the eyes of the Iowa State coaching staff.

"Their coaches were down at my school (Daytona Beach Mainland)last year in Florida recruiting my teammate Kenneth Kirksey," said Clark. "They also came down and watched my spring game."

The 6-foot-4, 281-pound offensive lineman told Cyclone Sports Report that the Iowa State staff was real clear with how they would use him.

"I have mostly talked with Coach Messingham and he felt that I would fit in their offense real well and that they really like my intensity," said Clark. "He told me that they would use me at center which is fine with me. I'll play anywhere as long as I have a chance to get on the field."

Garrett has no leaders out of the schools that have offered him but he is mainly focused on USF, Iowa State, Duke, Northwestern, and Southern Mississippi at the moment.

Clark says that he has taken note of the Cyclones major improvement in just one year under head coach Paul Rhoads and that he might be taking a visit to Ames this fall.

"It really shows that they have good coaches and that the players apparently like playing for them," he said. "I watched them win the Insight Bowl and they looked real good. They are definitely getting strong consideration for one of my five official visits and I really like that they play in the Big 12."

So what is Garrett looking for in a school and when he make a decision?

"I'm looking for a good business school and I want to win," said Clark. "I also would like to play early and I have to have a good relationship with the coaching staff. I definitely won't be making a decision this summer. I'll start taking my official visits in the fall and then make a decision when it feels right."

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