Sooners Hot On Clark's Trail

Few players in the class of 2010 have raised their profile as much as Texas small forward Cameron Clark. Among those chasing the high flyer are Jeff Capel's Oklahoma Sooners.

Each spring, there are a select amount of kids who see their reputations explode on not only a regional, but national level. This year, Cameron Clark finds himself among that select group. A 6-foot-6 wing from Sherman (TX) High, Clark has been strong this spring as national recruiting analysts and coaches across the country who didn't know about him beofre scramble for info.

A high level athlete who can dazzle fans with his above the rim antics, Clark is more than just a designated athlete.

"I think my mid-range game is a big srength," said Clark. "I really like to get into the area of the high post and also do damage as a slasher."

Not a totally complete player at this stage, Clark noted that he feels good about improvements that he's made with his ball handling. However, there's one area of his game that he'd still like to focus on.

"I would say that my defense is an area that I need to work on," said Clark. "I think I'm good there, but I could be way better."

While he's blowing up this spring, it doesn't mean that nobody knew about Clark. He's already fielded intereest from the likes of Kansas, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Arizona State, Texas and Oklahoma.

The Sooners, have actually been one of most ardent in his recruitment.

"They just want me. Coach Capel just says he really wants me," Clark told Sooners Illustrated. "Coach Capel and all of the assistants are handling the recruitment."

Planning a fall decision, Clark says that he'll finalize a list at the end of the summer before taking visits and making a decision. When he does visit, his relationship with his head coach will be of significant importance.

"A lot of it is going to be based on the coaches," said Clark. "How they handle their team and what the players feel about them is important."


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