March 11, 2010

Miami sleeper lands first two offers

The Miami (Fla.) Felix Varela football program is heading in the right direction thanks in large part to the play of Undray Clark, a do-it-all athlete out of the class of 2011. After a 3-7 season two years ago, Felix Varela put together a 5-5 season in 2009. They are expecting even more out of 2010.

"We should be undefeated next year," Clark said. "I have to be a leader it's my senior season."

Clark should have plenty of opportunities to lead. As a junior, Clark played safety, cornerback, quarterback, slot receiver and returned kicks while rarely leaving the field for his team. Though he excels everywhere, defense is where Clark is most comfortable.

"I'm good at corner but I think I'll be a better safety though because I can come up and make a tackle and I can cover," he said. "I can catch too so I'm athletic enough to play at slot. I like defense because it's more aggressive and I like hitting."

Clark also has speed. In the offseason, he has been competing in track where he runs the 400 and the 200, clocking the 400 in 51 seconds and a 22-second 200. All of that speed, talent and diversity has landed Clark two scholarship offers.

"I got offered from Maryland and Minnesota," he said. "Minnesota came on Monday and Maryland came in a few weeks ago. They came out of nowhere but I was happy about it. I wasn't expecting offers this early."

Kansas, Illinois State and FIU are among the other schools that are expressing interest in Clark as he continues to learn more about the programs recruiting him. Right now, the two programs that have offered are relative unknowns to him.

"Maryland, I've seen a few people in the NFL from there but Minnesota I don't really know much," he said.

Right now, Clark's only other plans for the spring along with his track season is camps at Football University and the Miami NIKE Football Training Camp.

Clark isn't the only player on the Varela squad that's picked up interest. Sophomore Jordan Armstrong already has verbal offers from Maryland, Minnesota, FIU, Kansas and Virginia Tech.


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