Clark: ‘They are counting on me’

Despite all of the 2013 struggles on the field most of the Gators commits have stayed solid to Florida and have been outspoken about their support for the team. Defensive tackle Khairi Clark (6-2, 325, Hollywood, FL Chaminade Madonna) has never wavered in his commitment. He received a visit from two of Florida’s coaches last week.

“Coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) and Coach (D.J) Durkin came by school last week to visit me,” Clark said. “It went really good and it was nice to see those guys again. They just told me they want me to come in ready and in shape because they need me on the field next year. It’s cool that they are counting on me.”

As has been the case all year Clark has stayed solid to Florida and he believes that that his time in Gainesville will be a successful one.

“I think the future at Florida is great,” Clark said. “We have a lot of great commits coming in this year and I feel like we are going to turn things around. We have a lot of young guys already on the team that can help us get it turned around as well.”

Clark will have the opportunity to help make Florida better by helping recruit other top prospects when he visits San Antonio later this year for the US Army All-American game.

“I’ll be playing in the Army All-American game in January,” Clark said. I’m going to try my best to recruit guys out there. I haven’t really talked to anyone yet but when I see them out there I will try to get them to Florida.”

Two weekends ago Clark took an official to Florida for the Florida State and he also did some recruiting of his own with New York defensive tackle Thomas Holley.

“I was basically telling Thomas what we could do together at Florida,” Clark said. “He said he was thinking about that and he said that he really enjoyed himself at Florida and liked everybody there. I think Florida has a great shot to get him.”

Clark’s next trip to Gainesville will be on January 17th when he takes his official visit to Florida.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.