Milledgeville, Ga., linebacker Malik Clark said University of Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has been recruiting him for a while and kept telling him he wanted to see him perform in person.
So, when Clark came to Louisville's Light Up The Ville Camp last week he figured a good performance might land him a scholarship offer.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Clark was exceptional on the defensive side of the ball in the camp, earned the offer and didn't waste any time making a decision. He committed to the Cardinals on Wednesday night, becoming the 14th commitment in the Class of 2017 and the fourth player to commit after attending the camp.
"They offered me after camp," Clark told Cardinal Authority. "I think he liked how I was pass rushing and he said they could use somebody like me on the defense. I really liked Louisville a lot.
"Every since coach Grantham has been recruiting me, that was the spot I wanted to go. I was impressed on the visit and when he offered me, I just knew that was the spot for me."
Clark is ranked as a three-star prospect and is the No. 72 outside linebacker in the country and No. 12 in the state of Georgia. He said it was more than just the football that sold him on Louisville.
"The facilities were great and I liked the coaching staff," Clark said. "The coaches really want to see you graduate and I like that because academics is very important for me and for my family."