Louisville lands Florida transfer

Former Florida wide receiver Robert Clark visited Louisville earlier this month and has decided to join Charlie Strong's program.

Former Florida wide receiver Robert Clark has decided to transfer to Louisville.

Clark, a three-star prospect from Palm Beach (FL) Dwyer, visited Louisville earlier this month with teammate Gerald Christian. InsideTheVille.com confirmed Clark's decision Saturday morning with sources familiar with his recruitment. Clark initially announced his intentions on Twitter.

"You want to go somewhere you will be comfortable and have a good relationship with the coaches," Clark said after his visit. "That's one of the biggest things that makes me like Louisville. All the players told me they get along great with the coaches. To me, that's one of the biggest things that impressed me.

"I liked everything I saw," Clark said. "I liked the city, everything about it. We were recruited by those coaches when they were at Florida so that's why they're already familiar with us. That's why they wanted us to come to Louisville."

A speedy wide receiver, Clark signed with Florida when Urban Meyer was still the Gators coach. He became unhappy with lack of playing time under new UF coach Will Muschamp and decided to transfer.

The 5'10, 180-pound Clark also consider West Virginia and Wisconsin.

"I could come in and they could use my speed," Clark said. "They need some speedy guys like me to come in and play. They see me being an offensive player for them but if they need me to go on the defensive side of the ball I'll do whatever to get on the field."

Clark will enroll at UofL Jan. 9. He must sit out next season because of NCAA transfer rules and will have two years eligibility remaining.


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