PJ Fleck, and Western Michigan might be dominating the Mid-American Conference recruiting game right now, but their cross state counterparts, Central Michigan aren't too far behind them.
Friday afternoon the Chippewas continued their recent recruiting success, by adding a verbal commitment from class of 2015 linebacker Carlos Clark, of Belleville High School in Belleville, Michigan.
The 17th senior to give Dan Enos, and the CMU coaching staff their pledge, Clark is awfully excited to continue his education, and playing days in Mount Pleasant.
"Central has everything I want, really. I've already created a relationship with the coaches there. That's a big thing I was looking for," Clark told Hustle Belt.
"I wanted a place where the coaches aren't just interested in my athletic ability, but my character. Also, they are getting a brand new Bio-Medical building, and that's what I want to go into, so I know I can be successful if I don't make it to the pro, ." the 6-foot, 215 pound, All-State selection added on his pledge to CMU.
Clark, who chose Central Michigan over scholarship offers from Saginaw Valley, Siena Heights, Wayne State and interest from likes of Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, and Ohio, isn't the only one that thinks he made a solid choice, as do many people in his corner, and the Chippewas coaching staff.
"I talked to my parents, and head coach about it, and they helped to convince me that it was the way to go. I called my recruiting coach, Coach Collins, and he was excited about my commitment just like I was. I spent about five days trying to get ahold of Coach Enos, and then yesterday I got ahold of him and we discussed it," Clark said. "It was a pretty exciting experience for me."
Some high school players switch positions once they reach the college level, but that isn't something in Clark's future. The CMU staff have told him that he will suit up at weak side inside linebacker, which is the same spot he plays at Belleville.
Not just an All-State pick, but also All-Conference, All-Metro, and All-Area, Clark finished his junior campaign for the Tigers with 80 total tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.