Nose tackle Kenny Clark is one true freshman who could see an uptick in reps at Stanford. Given the Cardinals’ use of jumbo offensive line sets, UCLA will likely want to plug the middle of its defense with a 6-foot-2, 305-pound former wrestler.
My story this week detailed how the former CIF champion has transferred his wrestling background into football. It certainly didn’t hurt his recruitment, drawing the attention of Bruins defensive line coach Angus McClure:
“The techniques I teach, especially with nose guards having their weight on their in-step, being flat-footed, playing with great leverage — he learned a lot of that in wrestling. Continue reading