Rising Junior Tackle Scores Sixth Offer

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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.

Austin Clark taking time to interview following VT’s one-day camp on July 13, 2013

“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,