Cards offer four-star lineman at Junior Day

Donavan Clark, a four-star lineman from Cincinnati (OH) Finneytown, attended Louisville's Junior Day this weekend and received some very big news from the Cardinals while on campus.

Donavan Clark, a four-star lineman from Cincinnati (OH) Finneytown, attended Louisville's Junior Day on Saturday and picked up an offer from Charlie Strong's Cardinals while on campus.

"It was real nice," Clark said. "I liked the facilities and they actually offered me. I like Coach Strong and we actually sat down with him in his office and we started talking and he said he was going to go ahead and offer. It was real nice."

Clark, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound lineman, was one of about 100 prospects on campus yesterday for Louisville's annual Junior Day. The recruits watched Louisville practice, checked out the facilities and talked to the coaching staff. Though Louisville has been down last few years, Clark believes Strong has the Cardinals headed in the right direction.

"It seems like he has everything going the right direction," Clark said. "It was real intense practice because it was the first practice in pads. I watched the offensive line doing their drills and it was real nice. I liked watching them. I also talked to [offensive line coach] Dave Borbely. He said they liked my film and that I was just destroying guys off the line."

Though Clark is rated the No. 4 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com, Louisville is looking at him on both offense and defense.

"Their coaches are saying I could play on either side of the ball," Clark said. "I play offensive tackle and defensive tackle in high school. I'm leaning more to playing defensive tackle in college but we'll see what happens."

Clark also has offers from West Virginia, Duke, Minnesota, Indiana and several MAC schools. He told Scout.com last week that Indiana was his favorite over West Virginia and Cincinnati. After visiting Louisville this weekend, Clark denied any leaders in his recruitment.

"I'm just trying to keep all my options open right now," Clark said. "I'm not leaning toward any school right now. I'm keeping my options open."

Clark could visit Louisville again soon. The Cardinals invited Clark back to town in a few weeks for their spring game on April 16. Louisville seems to be on the rise with Clark after his visit to Junior Day.

"I'm going to definitely keep them in mind," Clark said. "I'm going to check my schedule and if I can I going to make it down for Louisville's spring game."


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