Clark Eying UNC Official Visit

With his senior football season abrupt end on Saturday, Frank Clark is now in the process of scheduling his official visits.

"I just got done talking to my parents about it," Clark said. "I plan on setting them up, more than likely, within the next week or two. I plan on setting them up for the months of December and January."

Clark, a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder from Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville, says California, LSU, Michigan, and North Carolina will definitely receive an official visit. Of those four schools, Cal and UNC have offered a scholarship.

"Michigan wants me to come down and said they'll more than likely offer me on the visit," Clark said. "LSU, also [could offer during the official visit] – their coach talked to me heavy about them."

Clark, who recently received an Akron scholarship offer and has also been offered by Eastern Michigan, isn't sure which school will receive his fifth official trip.

Heading into his official visit schedule, Clark says he doesn't have a favorite school.

"I'll have a better idea on my college choice [after I take my official visits]," Clark said. "I'll be ready to commit after that."

Clark most recently spoke to Art Kaufman, UNC's linebackers coach, last week regarding scheduling an official visit.

"I told him December would be the best time," Clark said. "He didn't give me a particular weekend. He just said ‘You know we really like you.'"

Clark's conversation with Kaufman wasn't limited to officially visiting, though.

"Coach Kaufman and I talked about everything when we get on the phone, [including] different players – I ask about different players on the team that I was fortunate to meet when I came down there for camp," Clark said. "I talk to him about how his family is doing, and he asks about mine. During the season, he asked me how the season was going, as far as my performance during the game and stat-wise."

Kaufman also discussed, as usual, how UNC plans on utilizing Clark.

"Every time I'm on the phone with him he just talks about my ability to play [and] how I could be used to play as early as possible in either defense or offense," Clark said. "He said I could get into the defensive rotation because I'm more capable than a lot of people he's seen play."

Primarily, UNC is recruiting Clark as an athlete and project him as a linebacker.

"They said I could play safety, linebacker, or D-end," Clark said. "I could use my speed at D-end. I could use my ability at linebacker. I could also use my speed and ability to make plays at safety."

For nationally ranked Glenville, Clark played wide receiver, linebacker, safety, tight end, kickoff returner, and handled kickoffs this season. Defensively, he ended up with 65 tackles, 17 sacks, 22 QB knockdowns, and 11 QB hurries.

Glenville, which defeated nationally ranked Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central and Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer, went 10-1 and was knocked out of the OHSAA Division I, Region 1 playoffs by Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward in the semifinals.

"It was surprising," Clark said. "The whole week in preparation for that team we were told that [St. Edward] is a good team. Our coach told us every team can be beaten. We prepared as hard as possible, but we got to the game and didn't do our job."

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