OL Prospect Would Like to Hear More From Huskers

Center prospect Richard Clark spent last year blocking for one of the nation's best quarterbacks - - star Florida State recruit Xavier Lee. That experience might have helped Clark, as he is hearing from an impressive list of colleges, and has a growing list of offers. Are the Huskers on that list?

This year, Clark will be one of the leaders on a Seabreeze High School team that is coming off a 5-6 record, losing in the first round of the state playoffs. Equally comfortable as both a pass and run blocker, Clark is intrigued by the possibility of playing in a diverse offense - - such as those now employed by many of the nation's top programs. At 6-4, Clark has a frame that will carry a lot of weight, and he offers the height that many pass-oriented offenses are looking for.

At this point, Richard admits to not having his list of favorites narrowed down too tightly, but did say that his top five would likely include Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Northwestern, and Nebraska - - it's just the order that he isn't sure of. Florida State is the likely leader, as he has been a fan of theirs "forever." With schools such as Northwestern, Maryland, Central Florida, Boston College, Wake Forest, U-Conn, and Syracuse already extending offers, it is likely that the list might change.

One team that just might move up, according to Richard, is the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Richard insisted that he is "very interested in Nebraska. With Coach Callahan there now, it would be hard not to be interested in Nebraska as an offensive lineman." The Huskers, however, are not among the list of teams sending the most mail, as that honor belongs to Georgia Tech, Florida, FSU, and Notre Dame. Another team Richard would like to hear from, but hasn't, is USC.

With a camp at the University of Florida under his belt, Richard and his family will be leaving for a vacation to the Midwest, where he will visit Notre Dame and attend a camp at Northwestern University before returning home in time for an August 9th start of school and fall practice. With a 3.6 GPA and an 1100 on the SAT, Richard has the smarts to go with the size - - a combination that should keep his scholarship offer list growing all fall long.

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