Clark Is Poised For Big Senior Year

Pittsburg (Calif.) cornerback Tracy Clark has seven offers heading into his senior season with several more schools interested and taking a wait-and-see approach with him this fall...

Pittsburg (Calif.) cornerback Tracy Clark (5-10, 175), was the third part of a vaunted secondary for the Pirates a year ago.

Playing opposite Oregon freshman Avery Patterson and with 2010 safety Erick Dargan playing safety, Clark found himself being challenged early in the season, but as the season went on, few teams tried to throw on Pittsburg.

"Early, schools were throwing on me to stay away from Avery but then people tried to stay away from me," said Clark.

A good junior season has helped Clark pick up seven offers as he heads into his senior season.

"New Mexico State, Fresno State, San Jose State, Washington State, Cal Poly, Sacramento State and North Dakota have all offered me," said Clark.

And several more schools are taking a wait-and-see approach with Clark.

"Colorado, Colorado State, UNLV, Cal, Oregon State, UCLA, Oregon, Nebraska, Arizona and Arizona State are looking at me real strong," said Clark. "They just want to see how my senior season goes."

With some good options, and plenty more schools interested, Clark has been pleased with how recruiting has been going.

"Overall, recruiting is going great," said Clark. "I love the experience, I love the coaches and I love getting to know the coaches. I'm really loving it right now."

Clark said that from the schools that haven't offered, Oregon is one he's most interested in.

"I talk to Coach (John) Neal and Coach (Nick) Allioti a lot," said Clark.

The overall top group for Clark includes the Ducks, along with Washington State, Fresno State, San Jose State, Boise State, Arizona State, Oregon State, Cal and UCLA.

"I want to start setting my trips up," said Clark. "I'm already all cleared through the NCAA Clearinghouse. I have a 3.5 and scored a 1340 on the SAT so I'm ready to start setting up my visits."

Clark camped at the Nike Camp at Stanford, Cal's Team Camp and the San Jose State camp, where he earned MVP honors.

"I like being physical and playing bump and run, so I'm ready to get the pads on," said Clark.

This year, he'll mix in time at slot receiver and running back as Pittsburg looks to make it back to the CIF-NCS Finals, where they fell to De La Salle last year.

"We've got some people coming back, some JV kids, and we've been playing De La Salle in passing league and we're looking real good," said Clark.

As a junior, Clark had 40 tackles and three picks.


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