Torn shirt and all, Austin Clark walked off of Virginia Tech’s practice field this past Saturday feeling good about his performance at the Hokies’ one-day camp. The 6’6″, 285-pound rising junior, a product of Rockbridge County High School in Lexington, Virginia, was rewarded two days later with a scholarship offer from head coach Frank Beamer.
“I’m excited. I do like Virginia Tech a lot,” Clark answered when asked for his reaction to the Tech offer. “I actually went to their Spring Game, so I got to see the locker room and all the facilities. I could definitely see myself going there.”It has been a busy but rewarding past two months for Clark, who has participated in five college camps in that span.
“The first camp I went to was Duke. That was June 2,” Clark said. “That was a real good camp. I learned a lot. I learn a lot at all the camps I go to. And then I went to Ohio State next. That camp was really competitive. There were a lot of guys there. It was real good competition. Then I went to Tennessee and I got a lot of instruction there. I was happy with that and the coaches. And then I went to Penn State and I met Coach Mac (Mac McWhorter). He’s a real good coach, too.”
On Saturday, Clark worked closely with Virginia Tech first year offensive line coach Jeff Grimes.
“I think he’s a great coach,” Clark said of Grimes. “He’s the type of coach who knows exactly what he’s doing. He expects a lot out of you,...
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