FREE: OJ Clark Commits to SMU!

SMU's 3rd commit in 24 hours comes from Wichita Falls WR OJ Clark. He details the decision here!

SMU has been on a roll this week, landing five commitments for the 2015 class and its third in 24 hours. The latest commit, Wichita Falls WR O.J. Clark, has grown up an SMU fan.

"I've wanted to go there since I was a little kid. I've still got my same SMU sweaters from my freshman year and same hat since 8th grade," Clark said. "It was always my favorite college and I don't know why."

Clark attended an SMU camp on Sunday at the urging of wide receivers coach Jason Phillips and really impressed the staff and June Jones.

"I emailed them on Monday after the camp and they told me that I must have done really well because the head coach knew I did well," Clark said. "I really thought they were going to offer me and I was just waiting. Then they emailed again and offered me today and I committed."

"I was pretty excited. I couldn't even focus the rest of the day."

Wide receivers coach Jason Phillips was a fixture at Wichita Falls HS (Tex.) spring practices, watching Clark and talking with his coaches about the 5-9, 150-pound slot receiver.

"I really never heard from him," Clark said. "He showed up at some of my spring ball practices, he talked to the school, he talked to my coaches and my coaches had just told me what he said and he told me to go to the camp."

Clark didn't just go to the camp, he excelled. Every pass that was thrown to Clark, he caught. Clark was challenged by a defensive back, Clark burned him for the catch. Then to top it off, Clark clocked a 4.4 40-yard dash and that secured his offer.

Clark caught the eye of head coach June Jones, who was complimenting Clark the entire time.

"He just told me I was doing good and to keep it up," Clark said. "He was complimenting me after every drill."

Clark's favorite part about his dream school is the campus.

"It was so beautiful. I had never seen nothing like it," Clark said. "I got to the field and never seen anything like that."

"The coaches were great and so nice. I really like them. I feel like I can really bond with them. They're cool people."

Clark has quickly bonded with his position coach at the next level as well.

"I like coach Phillips. When I first came, we were talking and he was funny and cool," Clark said. "When it was time to get out there and do the drills, he was pushing me and I like that."

Wichita Falls runs first, but passes the ball enough for Clark to rack up over 1,000 yards receiving, 13 touchdowns and an average of 15 yards per catch.

Clark said it's all thanks to the hard work the entire receiving group puts in.

"We do plenty of blocking and working to the safeties," Clark said. "We do cone and catching drills everyday."

Clark's next position coach was already telling him how the staff likes things done at SMU from the receivers.

"I know how to run a really good route and get open," Clark said. "I need to work on my stance. Coach Phillips told me a lot of high school receivers line up with their foot slanted and I need to have it forward and my base to be good."

Even though Clark has been receiving interest from Colorado State and North Texas, he's done with his recruitment.

"I really want to go to SMU," Clark said then talked about his future plans. "I'm going to go down there in a week or two and I'm going to go to a game."

Clark joins Kyle Kearns, Lamont Johnson, Billy McCrary and Marvis Brown in the 2015 SMU class.

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