Two programs top Clark's list

Zac Clark, a 6'3, 250-pound defensive end from Butler (KS) C.C., will graduate from junior college in December. And though he holds five offers, two teams currently stand out on Clark's list. Clark will visit one of those schools this weekend. Could Clark make a decision?

The 6'3, 250-pound Zac Clark holds offers from Louisville, NC State, Arizona, Boise State and Georgia Southern, but two teams currently stand out on his list. "Right now tops on my list, even though they're all pretty much even, Boise State and Louisville are a little bit ahead of everyone else," Clark said. "That's because they've been recruiting me the longest."

Clark will graduate from Butler (KS) C.C. in December and will enroll at his new school in January – in time to participate in spring practice. He'll visit his two favorites the next two weeks and will make a decision in the near future.

"This weekend I'm visiting Louisville. Next weekend I'm going to Boise State. The next weekend my team plays in the (junior college) national championship. Then the week after that I'm going to try to get another (visit) in," Clark said. "I'm undecided who I'll visit that week. Georgia Southern wants to get me in on that weekend but NC State (also) wants to get me in that week. I'm probably looking at just taking three visits."

Two of Clark's former Butler teammates – linebacker Chris Campa and defensive tackle Tyler Jessen – play for Louisville and have helped the Cardinals defense make big improvements this season. That connection could give Louisville an edge at decision time.

"I talk to Coach (Bill) Miller maybe once or twice a week," said Clark. "He calls me, I call him so we've got a pretty good relationship. Then I talk to the D-tackle from Butler – Tyler Jessen. I talk to him probably once a week too. So I've got pretty good connections to Louisville. That helps Louisville. I've got a comfort zone and I know I'd go in and have somebody that I already know."

Don't expect Clark to make a decision on his visit to Louisville this weekend, though.

"I'm definitely going to at least take my visit to Boise State before I make a decision," Clark said. "Louisville this weekend could definitely get a step up on (Boise State). But I'm really not planning on committing this weekend."

Clark has 70 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss and eight sacks this season.

"I play hard. I've got pretty good size and knowledge of the game," Clark said. "I'm a physical player and wherever I go I can fit into a lot of schemes. I'm really versatile."

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