Texas Tech No. 1 in the eyes of Clark

After attending Saturday's spring game, OL Kyle Clark decided that Texas Tech was the right choice for him. As one of the most highly sought after offensive linemen in the state, the Red Raider coaching staff and fans are estastic that he has ended his recruitment early and will be heading to Lubbock in 2009.

Instead of dragging out the recruiting process for another couple of months, Denton (TX) Guyer offensive lineman Kyle Clark went ahead and put an end to it. Although he was holding at least a dozen offers from some of the top programs in the country, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound Clark decided Lubbock is where he should be.

"I committed to Texas Tech Saturday at the spring game," Clark said. "The people up there are great, and I loved the atmosphere and the coaches. I like them and they have been my No. 1."

But it was not just the coaches and the town that sold the Guyer athlete. Academics and the current roster players played a big role in the overall commitment.

With a host of upper classemen on the offensive line next year, Kyle saw that he will have an opportunity to challenge for playing time right away. And after checking the statistics, Clark decided to go ahead and pull the trigger.

"I checked some things out, and they have a great graduation rate," Clark said. "It really felt like home up there and it fits for me. I also talked to some of the players, and they said that they would not want to be anywhere else."

Clark chose the Red Raiders over LSU, Nebraska, Arizona, Oklahoma State, and a host of other powerhouses.

He hopes to possibly make the travel squad his first year but said he has no problem if he has to red shirt. With his commitment behind him now, Clark looks for a success senior season at Guyer.

"It feels good to get this out of the way, and now I can focus on the team and spring ball," Clark. "It's good because now I don't have to make all of these weekend trips."

Kyle is a big addition to the program, and Red Raider fans will undoubtedly be hearing about him in the years to come.

Raider Power Top Stories