Bulldogs Make #31

Chris Clark has become one of the most coveted tight end prospects in the country. The Connecticut standout has offers from around the country and from every major conference in all of college football. The Under Armour All-American picked up a new offer from a school in his favorite football conference, the SEC, on Friday when Mississippi State threw their Maroon and White heat into the ring.

Chris Clark profile

"I have 31 offers now," said Clark. "Mississippi State offered me today and I just picked up offers from Missouri, Notre Dame and Auburn.

"I will be honest, I never thought all of this would happen for me this early, but I have put a lot of time and effort into getting exposure for myself.

"I believe in my ability and I have a lot of confidence in myself, so I expected to have some options, but I am really glad that all of this is happening early for me."

Connecticut is a little off of the beaten path when it comes to Mississippi State recruiting, but Mississippi State tight end's coach Scott Sallach reached out of the familiar talent area and has made a play for the talented Clark.

"I am not sure how they found out about me, but I guess they've just learned about me since I have blown up lately and started getting all of these offers," said Clark. "Coach Sallach started following me on twitter and we messaged back and forth.

"I ended up calling him and then they got Dan Mullen on the phone and he let me know that I had a scholarship offer from them."

While Clark has several options to consider, he reports that he finds the Bulldogs rather intriguing.

"I love the SEC and I feel like that's the best football conference in the country," said Clark. "I know Mississippi State has had some solid years and they like to use the tight end and that's important to me.

"They want me to come and take a visit there and see the campus and meet all of the coaches.

"They are definitely a school that I plan to check out."

Clark was recently selected to the Under Armour All-American game and that honor may change his time frame for a decision.

"I had been telling everybody that I wanted to make a decision in June or July, but I may wait and commit at the game," said Clark. "I am just not sure about all of that right now.

"I am going to take some time and talk with my family about all of that."

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Schools still have time to make an impression on the talented Clark who reports he still has research to do before narrowing his list of suitors.

"I want to go somewhere that uses the tight end a lot," said Clark. "I want to play in an offense that has me put my hand in the ground and block some, but also maybe send me out wide and let me catch the ball down the field.

"I really like the SEC and I would like the chance to play down there because it's is the best football conference in America.

"I want to get to know the coaches and the campus and just see if I have some chemistry with the coaches and all of the other kids that they are recruiting."


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