Cats in on nation's No. 3 TE

Four star Avon (Conn.) Old Farms tight end Chris Clark has racked up more than 40 scholarship offers to date, including some of the biggest football programs in the nation.

Four star Avon (Conn.) Old Farms tight end Chris Clark has racked up more than 40 scholarship offers to date, including some of the biggest football programs in the nation.

Kentucky recently joined the impressive list, and the Wildcats are trying to earn a spot on his busy unofficial visit schedule this spring.

"I'm visiting Maryland this Friday and Virginia on Saturday," Clark said. "Next weekend, I'll be visiting Penn State and North Carolina. Then the weekend after that, I'll be visiting Ohio State and Michigan. I definitely want to see Kentucky in the near future."

The 6-foot-6, 247-pound Clark also holds offers from programs like Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Arizona State, Miami and Florida State. He said the Volunteers, Buckeyes and Tar Heels are recruiting him as hard as anyone right now.

Asked what has grabbed his attention about UK, Clark said: "When I received my offer from Kentucky, I was so hyped. I really like how their offensive coordinator (Neal Brown) uses the tight ends in his offensive schemes. The appeal of playing in the SEC with the best of the best definitely has me interested in Kentucky, too."

Brown has told Clark he could be an important piece in helping the Wildcats reach new heights on the offensive side of the ball.

"Coach Brown has been telling me how much they want me come play for them, and that I'll be a star in the Air Raid offense," Clark said. "I do believe the Air Raid offense at Kentucky would be great fit for me."

Asked what he's looking for in a college program, Clark said: "The relationship with the players on the team, the coaching staff, and how the tight end is used in the offense.

"I want to play somewhere I can fit in the offense with my talents at tight end."

As a junior, Clark caught 39 passes for 417 yards and six touchdowns. He is currently rated the No. 3 tight end prospect in the country by Scout.

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