Clark Close to Making Grade

With Penn State in the thick of the recruiting season and in pursuit of quarterback prospects, fans have been wondering about Daryll Clark, the prep school passer who signed with the Lions in February.

Daryll Clark just wrapped up his year at Kiski Prep and is looking to head to University Park this summer. Before the 6-foot-3, 195-pound quarterback (4.65 seconds in the 40) can suit up in Blue and White he has to wrap up his academic qualifications with a passing score on the ACT, as well.

Fight On State recently caught up with Clark's father to get an update on the status of his son's qualification status.

"He currently has a 20, he needs 21 on the ACT. He has one more chance to make it next Saturday," Daryll Clark Sr. said. "He knows where he messed up, he ran out of time. We have no doubts that he'll get it this time."

During his senior season at Ursuline High in Youngstown, Ohio, Clark passed for over 1,900 yards and 18 touchdowns in 10 games, which earned him AP All-Ohio Division IV second-team honors. He signed with the Lions in 2004 before heading to Kiski to boost his ACT.

Clark was on campus this past April for the Blue-White Game. He received scholarship offers from the likes of Iowa and Nebraska but ultimately chose Penn State and will get a chance to develop at a comfortable pace with Anthony Morelli and Paul Cianciolo ahead of him.


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