At 6-foot-3, 215-pounds, Frank Clark takes pride in being a man who can do a little bit of it all.
“I am playing both sides of the ball, and I’m also the first-team kicker on our kickoff unit,” Clark said. “On defense I’m playing linebacker and some strong safety. I can also get down and rush the passer on passing situations. On offense I’ve played wide receiver and tight end, and I’ve gotten lots of interest from college coaches on that side of the ball as well.”
Clark led his Glenville team out of the gates in a hurry, taking wins over powerhouse programs Indianapolis-Warren Central and Palm Beach-Dwyer.
In both games the senior athlete found himself taking maximum reps at outside linebacker – and reviews were positive across the board.
“My coaches said that I’ve played really well, and from how things have gone outside linebacker could be where I end up in college,” Clark said. “Schools like Michigan, UCLA, USC and Oregon have all called about seeing me at linebacker. Cal is the one school that really likes me at wide receiver, and they stepped out and offered. That was big for me. I’m definitely going to get out there for a visit this fall.”
Another destination Clark hopes to add to the travel itinerary: Baton Rouge.
With an ear to the ground for a standout linebacker to complement the Trevon Randle addition, the Tiger staff recently made contact with Glenville head coach Ted Ginn Sr. Having already put an offer in for the team’s quarterback Cardale Jones, the LSU coaches and Ginn Sr. – a Louisiana native – are no strangers.
“My coach is always talking up LSU and the state of Louisiana, so when the coaches called about seeing me he got really pumped,” Carter said. “If they were to like my film from this year and offer, I would definitely be down there on a visit. I’ve heard a lot about the atmosphere and how great the program is, so it would be an honor to just get down there.”
Another attraction is the speed of the Southeastern Conference, an area of the game that Carter – a 4.47 forty-yard dash man – considers of utmost importance.
“I love playing fast, and the LSU defense has a history of being both speedy and strong,” Carter said. “It’s a program that I’m definitely hoping to see more from.”
The three-star prospect’s offer sheet currently includes the likes of Cal, North Carolina, Toledo, Eastern Michigan and others.