Florida D-Tackle Pledges Northwestern

<b>Northwestern</b> receives their first commitment from one of Florida's top interior lineman. He's in Evanston on an unofficial visit this week.<br><br> A <b>Chris Pool Exclusive Report</b> from <i>TheInsiders</i>

Northwestern head coach Randy Walker received some good news today as 6-foot-4, 300-pound, defensive tackle Matt Clark gave the Wildcats his verbal commitment.

Clark is currently a junior at Lake Highland Prep in Orlando, Florida. Clark and his father are currently in Evanston on an unofficial visit with Northwestern.

Matt has family in Wilmette, Illinois." Said Lake Highland head coach Tim Borky.

"When Northwestern offered Matt, he got very excited. He (Clark) is an academic kid that's a very good football player.

"Matt and his father are in Evanston right now and he called me and told me that he is committed to Northwestern and his commitment is solid.

"What Northwestern fans can expect is a big, strong, defensive tackle that's an anchor. Matt can plug holes and he can run for his size. I'd say he's a five flat 40-yard dash. His strength is incredible.

"Matt's best attributes are his strength, explosiveness and his ability to beat off double teams. He has a very good motor.

"Vanderbilt was set to offer a scholarship. Notre Dame and Boston College wanted Matt to attend their summer camps. He's a definite D-1 football player."

Matt Clark starts on both sides of the ball for Lake Highland and will play defensive tackle for the Wildcats.

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