One of the more productive players in Florida over the last two years has been Sebring's standout Devin Clarke, who's broken the 1,000 yard receiving bench mark the last two seasons, and is poised to make it three for his senior campaign, as his team is off to a great start.
"Things have been going great, we're 4-0" said Clarke. "We're on a bye this week and then face Lake Wales."
Over the last two seasons Clarke had over 120 catches for more than 2,200 yards with 23 receiving scores, adding eleven more touchdowns by way of rushing scores, kick returns, punt returns and interceptions all for scores. This year he's picked up where he left off.
"So far this season I have 16 catches for 420 yards and 7 total scores," said Clarke. "I also have 3 rushing and one kick return for a score."
This past weekend the 5'11.5-165 pound receiver made the trip to Tampa with his teammates USF commit LB Zack Bullock and QB Matt Grub.
"It was real good, and I liked it a lot," said Clarke. "We had a lot of fun out there, we took a tour around the stadium, got to go on the sidelines and meet with some of the players and coaching staff."
"The stadium was real nice," said Clarke. "I've been there before, but it's always nice to be in a pro stadium like that, and it was a real good time"
Against Western Kentucky, the Bulls didn't pass a lot as they used a run oriented attack, but that didn't affect how the standout receiver views the Bulls offense.
"I still think they have a good offense, and they won the game," said Clarke "They have a couple of receivers out with injuries, so that affected their passing game."
On the recruiting front many schools are pursuing Clarke who has offers from such schools as Tennessee, USF, Louisville, North Carolina, and Texas Tech, with USF, Rutgers, Nebraska and UNC recruiting him the hardest. With all the interest Clarke said he has a list of favorites.
"My top schools are Louisville, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas Tech and USF," said Clarke. "I'm open-minded, but Tennessee, Louisville and USF are my top three."
Clarke talked about what he likes about the South Florida football program.
"I like the football program they have, it's close to home, and I really like the coaching staff," said Clarke. "I look at depth charts and they need help at receiver. They tell me how much they need me, and that they can use me in different spots."
Another thing the Bulls could have in their favor is Clarke's teammate Zack Bullock is already committed there.
"Yeah that's always a good thing," said Devin. "That way if I do commit there, I'll have somebody that I know already committed there."
Clarke said he doesn't have a timetable as to when he'll make his decision, but has thought about official visits and knows one for sure.
"I haven't set up any official visit yet," said Clarke. "But I know I'll be taking one to USF. I'd also like to see Tennessee, Louisville, North Carolina, and Texas Tech."
Clark has been to USF several times already, and after having a great visit last weekend, may make a return trip this weekend.
"We really enjoyed the being at the game last weekend," said Clarke. "And I'm thinking about coming to the game this Saturday against FAU."