PLAYER: Joseph Clark
POSITION: Defensive Back
HIGH SCHOOL: Chapel Hill (Tyler, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.3 | Scout N/R | ESPN 70 | 247 Sports 78
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.7980
VTM PROFILE DATE: July 28, 2013
OFFERS | Air Force, McNeese St., Texas St. and Texas Tech
STATS | Nothing that I could find.
THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Clark spoke with a couple of the recruiting services, you you pretty much have your pick of what you want to read. From ESPN, Clark talked about the coaches:
"Coach Kingsbury, Coach Havery and Coach Curtis are all cool people," Clark said. "To me, it was definitely the coaches. They really made me feel at home, and I love being there. I know I can learn a lot from them."
"Man, I’m excited, but I’ve honestly known for a while that I was going to commit," Clark told Rivals.com. "I just decided to wait until I made it out to Lubbock so I could do it in person. I knew that I was going to do it.
"The biggest thing would just have to be the coaches. They just make you feel good, and that’s what it’s all about. They’re all just really good people. Coach (Kliff) Kingsbury, he’s just laid back and cool. He’s not too serious, not too playful, and he’s just a cool, mellow dude. They’re all really cool to get along with."
SCOUTING REPORT | Clark is exactly as described when watching his film. An undersized and hard-hitting safety. That's single sentence describes him best. Oftetimes kids are overlooked because of where they play and their size. It is more likely that Clark is overlooked, because of his size, and I suppose that I'd rather have players that can play even though they aren't 6'0" and 190.
As a safety, Clark is a fantastic run supporter. He's not afraid to stick his nose in any situation. He's got some pretty good speed as a running back. Plenty of speed to out-run defenders and that's usually a pretty good indication of how fast a player is.
I'll let you in on something that I heard from the Spike Dykes reception that I was at. The coaches have a plan. A serious plan. It is common with just about every recruiter when they hear about a kid to ask the question, "Who else has offered?" The Texas Tech gives two flips about this. They apparently aren't asking that question about players. They are making their own determination about players and they don't care who else has offered. I know this is important to some of you, but it isn't at all important to the coaching staff. Not even a little bit. That goes against the grain.
So if you are scratching your head about why a player is offered, it is because the coaching staff generally has very strong opinions about players and they don't pay too much to what other programs are doing.
Joseph, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!
The 2014 Class |
|Patrick Mahomes||QB||6-3/198||Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX)||April 24, 2013|
|Justin Stockton||RB||5-9/175||Steele (Cibolo, TX)||January 21, 2013|
|Demarcus Felton||RB||5-7/179||Dekaney (Spring, TX)||April 18, 2013|
|Jakari Dillard||WR||6-4/185||Princeton (Princeton, TX)||August 13, 2012|
|Cameron Batson||IR||5-9/165||Milwood (Oklahoma City, OK)||April 23, 2013|
|Ian Sadler||WR||5-11/192||Argyle (Argyle, TX)||April 25, 2013|
|Byron Daniels||WR||6-0/170||Madison (San Antonio, TX)||May 8, 2013|
|Deionte Noel||OL||6-3/300||Steele (Cibolo, TX)||April 17, 2013|
|Mildren Montgomery||OL||6-4/245||Douglass (Oklahoma City, OK)||June 4, 2013|
|Justin Murphy||OL||6-8/275||Belton (Belton, TX)||June 10, 2013|
|Robert Castaneda||OL||6-5/315||Round Rock (Round Rock, TX)||June 10, 2013|
|Ivan Thomas||DT||6-2/270||Lawton (Lawton, OK)||June 21, 2013|
|L.J. Collier||DE||6-3/235||Munday (Munday, TX)||February 10, 2013|
|Tevin Madison||CB||5-10/160||Fayette County (Fayette, AL)||April 26, 2013|
|Derrick Dixon||S||5-9/187||Skyline (Dallas, TX)||June 19, 2013|
|Joseph Clark||DB||5-9/180||Chapel Hill (Tyler, TX)||July 28, 2013|
|Derrick Neal||ATH||5-9/155||Lincoln (Dallas, TX)||May 2, 2013|