TSR Talks to Terps Commit Undray Clark

TSR talks to recent 2011 Terps commit Undray Clark about what attracted him to Maryland.

Safety Undray Clark, a 5-foot-11, 185-pounder out of Felix Varela High School in Miami, Fla., announced this week he will be bringing his talents to College Park and the Maryland Terrapins for the 2011 college football season.

He said he chose Maryland not only for the football program, but because “it’s also a great school academically, and that’s what comes first.”

Clark said he visited Maryland for the first time two weeks ago and chose the Terps over his two other offers from Duke and Minnesota.

“Minnesota was coming at me pretty heavy, but that was going to be a tough choice because of the location,” he said. “I had a better connection with the (Maryland) coaches, so that topped it off.”

Clark said he has not talked about playing time with his recruiting coordinator Don Brown yet and doesn’t know if he’ll be red-shirting.

The rising senior will be in attendance to watch his future school in action as the Terrapins travel his hometown to take on conference rival Miami Nov. 6.

“The ACC is one of the biggest conferences out there, so that’s big for me,” Clark said.

Although he was recruited as a safety, Clark plays and produces on both sides of the ball for his high school team. He recorded 16 catches for 220 yards and three touchdowns as a wide receiver and picked off two passes in just the first three games of his junior year.

“I can play offense and defense, so I’m versatile,” Clark, who plans on majoring in business management, said. “I’m a smart player.”

While naming Brian Dawkins as a player he is similar to because of those smarts, Clark said he wants to work on his speed in his final year at Felix Varela. His 40-yard dash time is 4.5 seconds.

With his family, who he cited as playing a “major” part in helping him make his final decision, behind him and his skills on the field to boot, Clark is ready to rub Testudo’s nose in 2011.

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