Clark Headed to Iowa

Donovan Clark has been hearing a lot from Iowa. The Fort Wayne (IN) DB will camp with the Hawkeyes this week in hopes of earning a scholarship offer. He talks about it in this premium story.

Donovan Clark knows Iowa football history. He's hoping it repeats itself.

The 5-foot-9 (generous), 170-pound defensive back is camping with the Hawkeyes on Sunday. His goal is a scholarship offer.

"They really like me," Clark said. "They just want to get me in front of their DB coach (Phil Parker) because I'm on the shorter side. They want to see me go against taller receivers to see if my height is an issue.

"They've had shorter DBs in the past. There was one (Jovon Johnson) who played corner and was all-conference for three years and then went to the CFL. They had Bob Sanders also, a short safety. They're really high on me they just want to see me in camp."

The Fort Wayne (IN) South Side High prospect said Iowa is recruiting him as a defensive back, not specifically at corner or safety. He plays both in high school.

"I like Iowa," Clark said. "They're probably my No. 1. I would be really happy to get that offer and just take it from there.

"I like what they offer in communications. They also offer sports medicine. Those are the two I'm interested in."

Clark reports scholarship offers from Indiana, Toledo, Bowling Green, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Miami (Ohio) and Ohio. His camp schedule after Iowa is the Michigan State 7-on-7 event (June 12), Sound Mind, Sound Body (June 14) and Notre Dame (June 21).

"I'm looking for somewhere I can call home," Clark said of college. "I guess it's more of a feeling than something you can describe. Of course, it's about an education and somewhere where I can play, but besides that it's about finding a community I can call my family."

Clark said he could verbally commit to a school by the end of June but it may take him until August.

"I want to make it before season," he said.

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