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'13 CA DT Kenneth Clark (Verbal to UCLA)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Duff Man, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Wilmer Amina Carter H.S. (Rialto, CA)

    Ht: 6-foot-2
    Wt: 280 lbs
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    Rivals rating: 4*-5.8rr; #24 DT
    Scout rating: 4*; #20 DT
    ESPN rating: 3*-79 grade; #41 DT
    247s rating: 4*-90 rating; #20 DT

    Reported Offers: COLORADO, Arizona State, Boise State, Fresno State, Miami, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, Washington
    , Washington State
     
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    Clark is a raw, athletic player out of the Inland Empire. He had 36 tackles and 6.5 sacks as a junior in helping his team to an 11-2 record. He is also an accomplished wrestler, as he recently won a league title.

    Expect his recruitment to take off this spring.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm surprised we haven't seen an offer to an interior DL yet for 2013. We're probably only taking one, so you'd think we'd go hard after some of the top guys early.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    247 Sports is reporting we have offered. Hard to get a read on where he is leaning right now.
     
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    The offers are starting to roll in. His offer total has just about doubled in the last week.
     
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    Clark is quickly becoming one of the most sought after defensive linemen in the West. He recently showed off some nice athleticism at a 7-on-7 tourney by playing LB. He might be closer to 6'1" than 6'2", but is a high motor guy. Oh, he also wants to visit us sometime this summer:thumbsup::

    http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1178190.html

    http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1356399

     
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    Added some highlights from Youtube. Kid is a beast.
     
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    Major want. Strong DT plays launches our Defense to new heights fast.
     
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    Carter is pretty rough. Good luck to this kid.
     
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    Great pass rushing skills. I want this kid at CU.
     
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    Agreed. One big thing is his wrestling prowess. Guys in the NFL who know what they're talking about love guys with wrestling backgrounds playing interior line. Their superior use of leverage, excellent hand movements, and overall agility allow them to learn 3 and 4 technique in football at a high level. Karl Klug was raw going into Iowa; but, with his wrestling background, he's now one of the more intriguing interior DL players in the NFL.
     
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    I have never seen any kind of studies on this but I am convinced that FB players who have a wrestling background in addition to what you have listed are less prone to injuries. The sport develops strength and flexibility at the same time in a way that I think helps avoid neck and shoulder problems.
     
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