Maryland was represented at King’s Fork High School (Suffolk, VA) last week. UVa linebackers coach Vincent Brown was there about a few weeks ago. Letters are pouring in from schools throughout the ACC, some in the SEC, and more. Junior Charles Clark is certainly garnering a lot of attention, and Bulldogs head coach Joe Jones believes the talented prospect will add to the two offers he now holds.
“Maryland seems real interested. They like him a lot,” Jones said. “Based the amount of letters I get from Miami, I’d say they are real interested. They send a lot of letters his way. All the ACC schools have sent letters.”
The 6’0″, 185-pound Clark is open to all schools, Jones says. But he does like Virginia and Virginia Tech, the two schools that have offered so far. UVa offered in June before Virginia Tech followed suit at its July 9 camp.
“He’s funny. One day he’ll wear UVa clothes. The next day, he has Virginia Tech clothes,” Jones said. “I can’t get a read on him [in terms of a possible in-state favorite].”
Clark was in Blacksburg this past weekend for the Clemson/Virginia Tech game.
“It was his first chance to see a live college football game,” Jones said. “Chuck had been there for a practice and camp, but not for a game. It was good for him. He enjoyed it. I think he might go to the Virginia Tech/UVa game [in Charlottesville] later this season.”
In his third season on the varsity level, Clark is one of the more versatile players on the Bulldogs’ squad. Defensively, he is primarily playing outside linebacker this season after playing corner his freshman year and safety in 2010. Offensively, he sees action at slot-back and fullback.
Defense seems to be his likely destination on the college level.
“I feel like corner,” Jones answered when asked which position Virginia and Virginia Tech are pursuing Clark to play. “In camps, they’ve seen he is a real physical player. He isn’t afraid to get up and play some bump and run coverage. He could play corner or safety in college.”
This season, Clark “is doing a good job,” Jones said. “He has gotten a little bigger, so he is playing outside linebacker. He can go up and make plays at the...
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