In a time where year long recruiting sagas have become the norm, Lassiter (GA) CB Niles Clark decided to take a different path. After a couple of unofficial visits to NC State last fall, the rising senior knew where he wanted to spend his college career and wasted little time in making his commitment to the Wolfpack.
While many of today's high school players enjoy the drama and attention that comes with recruiting, Clark decided that he would much rather have the stress of recruiting behind him.
"I had been talking to my family about committing during my junior year so I wouldn't have to worry about it later on," Clark told Pack Pride. "That's one of the reasons I decided to commit to NC State so early. It just felt like home there when I took my unofficial visit. I came up for two games last year."
Those two visits along with the work of NC State LB coach Jon Tenuta went a long way towards helping the Wolfpack secure their second commitment for the class of 2012 when the letters of intent for the class of 2011 haven't even arrived yet.
"The minute I walked in the door, they just made me feel welcome, like I was a part of the team already. It's also a great game day atmosphere.
"Coach Tenuta is recruiting me. I think he's a great guy. His son goes to one of the rival schools here and he knows a lot about the area so we connected there."
At 5-11, 170 pounds, Clark had 65 tackles and four interceptions as a junior and was named to the Cobb County Touchdown Club's all-defensive team in addition to all-county honors. He is also a solid basketball player and runs track as well.
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