The 2016 season is just 16 days from kicking off at the Joan, as the Herd takes on Morgan State. Meanwhile, the class of 2017 continues to fill up. Earlier on in the summer, Marshall received a commitment from a safety to be out of Florida, Herdhaven recently caught up with the two star, hard hitting speedster.
Ladarius Clark attends Fort Meade High School in Fort Meade, Florida. Clark knows a little bit about Marshall and has a very good reason to want to wear the Green and White after he concluded his senior year. Clark’s brother, 2016 signee for Marshall, Tyler King is on campus attending class now. King signed with the Herd after originally committing to Western Kentucky. Clark also knows four star quarterback, Xavier Gaines.
Clark is a 5’9”, 180 pound safety who runs a 4.5, forty. Clark says, “I am like an animal on defense, I am very physical, I also return punts.” Clark hopes to come to Marshall and play safety. Marshall currently has a very good group at the safety position, however, two of them are seniors in Tiquan Lang and Corey Neely. Two others are juniors, Kendall Gant and CJ Reavis. Safety should be a position of need in the upcoming classes.
Clark has not visited campus yet, but will be making an official visit on the weekend of September 24th. The Herd takes on what should be nationally ranked Louisville in an 8pm kickoff on national TV. Clark on taking his visit that weekend, “I can’t wait to get up there and feel what it is like to be in an atmosphere like that. I know that the Marshall program is very good, winning over ten games in the past three years.”
Clark was asked how things were going in school and how things should be this year on the gridiron. “We are going to be pretty solid. I think we have a real good chance of winning out district and keep going from there.” In regards to eligibility Clark said, “all I have left to do is get my ACT score, all my classes are real good.”
Coach Sean Cronin was Clark’s lead recruiter.
Clark was asked why he thought so many kids from Florida, like himself, chose to go play for Marshall and Doc Holliday, he said, “It is just a great program overall, they have programs that really help kids at school in as many ways as possible, and I hear that it is beautiful up there.”
Clark thinks that Marshall may also be interested in one of his teammates, Cleveland Reed. Reed is a three star offensive lineman who has multiple P5 offers. Those offers include schools such as Florida, Louisville, Miami, Kentucky and North Carolina. Reed is the 5th ranked offensive tackle in the state of Florida, so stay tuned as that development plays out.
Clark marks the 5th player to commit for the class of 2017. Others who have committed are Ben Maffe, Janiero Crankfield, Isaiah Green and Kyron Taylor.
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