Clark ready to clog up the middle at Florida

Florida’s newest commit, Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna defensive tackle Khairi Clark, is out competing in The Nike Opening this week.

“I felt real good out here today,” Clark said. “It’s hot out here and I felt like I should have hydrated more but overall, it was real good. I mean, I was doing alright out there in the drills and stuff.”

The 6-foot-2, 325-pound Clark committed to Florida two weekends ago and it caught a lot of people by surprise, but Clark says he was just ready to do it.

“Honestly, I just thought about the visit when I went up there, it was awesome,” Clark said. “I felt like it was a place I could be where I could just do my thing and be one of the great d-lineman’s there. It’s a place where I could meet new people and have a great time while getting a good education.”

In the 3-4 defense,  it’s a big key to have a big solid nose tackle and according to Clark, that’s where Florida wants him at in the defense.

“Coach Travaris Robinson has been my main recruiter from Florida,” Clark said. “He told me that I’m one of their main guys on their board. He said I’m a guy that can clog up the middle of the line. They can put me right at the nose tackle so that I can just dominate the offensive lineman. I like that.”

For Clark, he doesn’t know when he will be back in Gainesville but he is trying to set a date to get back this summer.

Also, Florida fans don’t have to sweat about Clark taking visits to other schools, he says he is solid.

“I have no other visits planned to any other schools,” Clark said. “Ever since I committed to Florida I have shut down all other visits to other schools.”

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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.