Weight: 201 lbs.
High school: Madisonville (KY) North Hopkins
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #34
Last year: I ranked Clark #76 and said he would redshirt. He redshirted.
Clark entered last year as a long, lanky kid who was told he would get a chance to play cornerback initially. There weren't many 6'4" cornerbacks in the country last year, and there still aren't because he's a safety now. In the spring game, Clark was playing strong safety with the backups. He has filled out a little bit, but there's more room to grow. He also has some developing to do with his coverage and play recognition.
It looks like fifth year senior Thomas Gordon will be the starting strong safety, but one of his backups has moved to SAM linebacker in the form of redshirt freshman Allen Gant. Aside from a couple freshmen, the only other competition for backup strong safety appears to be redshirt junior Josh Furman, who has been unimpressive at every turn. I actually think Clark might be a better option at strong safety despite being two years younger than Furman, but the elder player has been helpful on special teams, which is why Clark sits at #50 and Furman has yet to be profiled. Clark should get his first taste of regular season action, some special teams time, and perhaps be in the mix to start at safety in 2014.
Prediction: Backup strong safety, special teamer