Clark Looking Forward To Visit To OSU

One of the top defensive ends in the Midlands region of the country wishes he was playing football this Thanksgiving holiday, but Wichita Collegiate's Trace Clark is pondering his college football future. The 6-4 1/2, 235-pound Clark has taken four official visits and has one more scheduled.

"I'm going to Oklahoma State on Dec. 3 for the OU game and that should be a good weekend to be at Oklahoma State," said Trace Clark. "I've been there a couple of other times on unofficial visits, but this time I should be able to talk to the players and get a great feel for the program."

Clark made three official visits in the month of October taking trips to Iowa, Purdue and Stanford. He was present at all three schools for game weekends and says he likes seeing that.

"Yes sir, I do like that because I can see the players interact with the coaches and see how the coaches interact with the players," added Clark, who has a brother that recently finished playing at Oregon. "I like to see the game-day atmosphere."

Clark said all four schools are in the running. He added that he has seen Oregon a lot and they too are involved although he mentioned they have just one spot left in their 2012 class for a defensive lineman.

"After I go to OSU I am going to come back and really be thorough about my decision and try to narrow my choices down," said Clark.

As for his senior season, Clark said it was good in some respects and not as good as he would have liked in others.

"I think as a team that we started out slow and not quite as well as we should of. We lost our first two games but then came back to win eight in a row before losing a hard fought playoff game in the second round 15-to-18 to Garden Plain," explained Clark.

"Personally, I thought I played pretty well and did just about everything I could do to help my team. Most games teams ran away from me, but I still managed to make 106 tackles and I had something like six sacks. I thought I played pretty good."

The added bonus of Clark is that he is a very conscientious young man that is very intelligent and brings a lot of athletic skills to the position as well.


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