Friday, June 10, 2011

2011 Countdown: #80 Frank Clark

Frank Clark
Name: Frank Clark
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210 lbs.
High school: Glenville Academic Campus
Position: Linebacker
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: #57
Last year: Clark was a high school senior (commitment post here)

TTB Rating: 59

Clark was one of those kids that a lot of Michigan fans were excited about because getting him would mean a foot in the door at a school full of talent.  The only issue is that Clark is just kind of a so-so prospect compared to some of the talent that comes from Glenville.  There weren't many highlights available for him, but the ones we did see weren't overwhelming.

Clark could play any number of positions at Michigan, depending on what the needs are and how big he gets. He could play strongside linebacker, weakside end, or tight end.  He's still thin and needs to bulk up, so his best chance for playing in 2011 would be to show some promise as a special teamer.

Prediction: Redshirt


  1. For what it's worth, he had a decent offer list. Cal, MSU, and UNC. I'd like to see him at tight end to make some room for the incoming LBs in 2012.

  2. He seems to me (and I have no coaching experience for the record) to be a special teams specialist that is meant to fill depth at a number of positions in case Michigan has a mass exodus of players leaving because of the coaching change.

    I hope he becomes a solid role player but I wouldn't mind him being a backup at 3+ spots and being a star special teams guy.