California Playmaker Waiting on First Offer

California is well-known for producing top-flight athletes and 6-foot-4 wide receiver Larry Clark fits the mold. The tall target had a productive season as a junior and he's looking for his first scholarship offer. SMU appears to be a perfect fit for Clark, who is looking for a wide-open offense on the next level.

Venice (Ca.) wide receiver Larry Clark is under the radar right now, but that is subject to change at any moment. At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, Clark has the big body and strength (295 pound bench press) that college coaches love.

Last year, Clark was the deep threat for the Gondoliers, which finished the year 10-2. For the season, Clark caught 37 passes for 703 yards (19 yards per catch) with nine touchdowns. Venice advanced to the second-round of the playoffs before dropping a 48-32 decision to Narbonne.

Clark's best outings came vs. Pasadena Muir (three catches, 148 yards, three TDs); Los Angeles Fairfax (five catches, 90 yards, two TDs); and Los Angeles Hamilton (three catches, 97 yards, one TD). For the season, Clark led Venice in both touchdown catches and yards per catch - and he was a close second in receiving yards.

Despite those heroics - and a 3.0 GPA - the rangy wideout is still waiting on his first scholarship offer.

"Idaho said that they were going to offer one of my teammates and myself, but their coach never did send anything," said Clark. "San Diego State is the school that seems to be looking at me the most. I'm getting mail from some other schools, including SMU. I know about SMU because I had a former teammate - J.R. McConico - sign there.

"I'm looking for a college that runs a spread offense. I want to play for a team that throws the ball a lot. The state (where the school is located) doesn't matter."

Clark, who says that he'll take the SAT soon, enjoyed a successful track season this spring, running a personal best of 22.3 in the 200 meters.


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