Texas lineman holding Nebraska offer

Nebraska had success dipping into Denton (Texas) Ryan last year and nabbing Josh Williams. This year, Nebraska is eyeing a player on the other side of the ball at another high school in Denton. This huge offensive tackle has great size, feet and fight in him and that has been enough for some big teams to take notice and offer. The Huskers are one of six teams to offer Kyle Clark.

Kyle Clark is a 6-foot-5 and 270-pound offensive tackle from Denton (Texas). Clark is trying to get back into the swing of things heading into the final half of the semester of his junior year.

"We had spring break last week," Clark said. "I am trying to get back into the swing of things for the rest of the semester now."

One thing keeping Clark going is recruiting. He is already sitting on a handful of offers which is impressive. What is even more impressive is who some of those offers are from.

"Pretty good so far, I think. I am up to six offers and they are from top schools. I have offers from Tulsa, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Arizona, New Mexico State and LSU."

There are at least two other SEC teams giving Clark serious attention and another Big 12 team. A lot of teams have been talking about making it down to see him in the spring and maybe checking out his spring game.

"Beyond those teams, I know for a fact that Georgia, Tennessee and Oklahoma State have either spoken with me or my coach about visiting with me. They are talking about coming down to our spring game."

When those teams show up this spring, they are going to find an offensive tackle that has tremendous size that has great feet and also has a great motor. "I think that I have quick feet. I am able to move around well for a man my size. I also play to the whistle blows. I don't quit on my team."

Besides recruiting, another thing that will keep Clark going this spring will have to do with an offense chance for Denton (Texas). Last year they ran the ball a lot and this coming year might be a 180 for Clark and his teammates.

"We were more of a running offense last year, but I think that we are going to open things up a bit this year and move to a spread. It will be a different look for us."

Clark has received an invite for a combine in the Dallas are this coming May that he will likely attend. There is a Junior Day this weekend that he will be going to and there are some spring games that he has scheduled.

"I got invited to the Top 100 Junior combine that is in Cedar Hill. I think that I will try to make it out there in May. I will try and visit some schools for spring games and SMU this weekend for Junior Day.

"I would like to go and see Oklahoma State on April 12 for their spring game. We were trying to decide between Texas Tech and Nebraska for the spring game on April 19 and we decided on Texas Tech because it's a little closer and easier for me to get out of school."

Along with the idea of a little closer to home comes a parent's preference for Clark to stay closer to home for school. He doesn't have a personal preference where he has to go to go to school and just wants to fit in.

"My mom would like me to stay close to home, but to me I don't have a preference. I am just going to go to where I can fit in, feel like I can play there and picture myself in whatever color they are as a member of their team.

"I want to go to a school where they have a winning tradition and to a program that is really headed in the right direction."

One school that just recently offered Clark is Nebraska. The Husker offer arrived probably two weeks ago, but he knew about it before that. Nebraska was out on spring break the week before Denton and there might have been some delays between those two things in getting the actual offer.

"I probably picked up the offer from Nebraska about two weeks ago. They emailed my head coach and told him that they were offering. I was trying to call Tim Beck for a while and we spoke about the offer.

"Nebraska's spring break was different than ours and their mail hadn't gone out in a while. I didn't want to tell anyone until I had received it, but after I spoke to him and he told me that they offered then I started telling people."

The Nebraska offer is pretty big for Clark and his parents. His parents know someone from Denton that actually played for the Huskers during "The Scoring Explosion" under Tom Osborne in the early 1980s. He also knows about Josh Williams who just signed with Nebraska.

"I like it a lot. Nebraska is a great place to be. My parents know Mark Behning who played up there for Nebraska in the early 80s (lettered as a T from 1982-1984 and hails from Denton, Texas). Of course Josh Williams just signed with them and I know of him. We played against each other."

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