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Yazoo City playmaker looking to make a move with home state programs.

Mississippi State hosted over 100 college football hopefuls last weekend in the first of a few planned junior day events on the Starkville campus. For Yazoo City standout Kofi Clark, the Saturday event provided him a return trip to town to once again see what the Bulldogs have to offer.

"Junior day went really good," Kofi Clark. "I enjoyed getting to see everything. We got to see the dorms, the facilities, the weight room, the cafeteria and pretty much everything. I liked it all. We had a chance to walk around and see everything. We got a good idea of what the players get to do and see."

Before the day was done, the Bulldog coaches spent some time meeting with players by position. For Clark, the opportunity was more of a reunion than an introduction.

"I had worked with Coach (Terrell) Buckley at the Big Dawg camp this past summer," Clark said. "He asked me if all of the things we worked on last summer helped me during the season. We talked some about technique and about the things we all need to do to be better players and get ready for college."

While the Bulldogs have not extended an offer to the 6-2, 185 pound defensive back, it appears that Buckley is interested in maintaining a relationship with Clark in the coming months.

"Before I left, Coach Buckley gave me his card and told me to stay in touch with him," Clark said. "He told me that he wanted me to come back and see them practice next month when they start spring practice. He told me to just let him know whenever I want to come over there. He said that I am always welcome there."

Clark is still awaiting his first college scholarship offers, but reports that he plans to be patient with the process.

"I was hearing from a couple of schools, but nobody has offered yet," Clark said. "I am just waiting to see how things go. I am working hard and trying to get ready for spring practice and then the season. I feel like I am going to get some offers. I plan on going to a lot of camps this summer."

Some programs have discussed the possibility of Clark playing corner, while others have mentioned a possibly move to safety. Clark reports that he is open to whatever helps the team succeed.

Last fall, Clark put together a very solid junior campaign. The delta standout recorded 39 tackles, intercepted one pass and broke up another. Yazoo City High is looking to bounce back from a tough season a year ago. The Indians went winless on the year.

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