While several high school athletes committed to colleges long ago, and others have been courted and are expected to make their decisions in the next week, there are other future college athletes who fall into different categories.
TX Body: One of those is Carter High nose guard Kyon Clark, who originally committed to Montana, but has since de-committed.
Carter coach Alex Pierce said that Clark changed his mind when Montana underwent a coaching chance as former coach Mick Delaney retired.
So, what’s next? Possibly UCLA, where Clark’s brother Kenny, the former Sun Defensive Player of the Year, was a standout sophomore defensive lineman last season.
According to rivals.com, Clark is scheduled to make a visit to UCLA this weekend although Pierce could not confirm that. Although there has been no official offer yet, UCLA is the only possibility out there for him other than Montana. Rivals has Clark listed as a three-star recruit.
“I think people are missing the boat on him,” Pierce said. “He’s been able to move really well with his weight. He’s really flexible. He can put his nose to his knee and he’s stronger than his brother at this age.”
Clark is 6-foot-2, and Pierce didn’t know exactly how much he weighs (but is at least 320 pounds), and Rivals lists him at 336 pounds. He had 60 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, four sacks and forced three fumbles last season. Pierce thinks that people are wary of Clark because with all the fast-paced spread offenses, they think a player such as Clark won’t be able to keep up, but they’d be wrong. I am not positive he is good enough to play at UCLA, but he certainly should be getting a lot more offers than he’s been getting.