Georgia's plan of putting together a "Fab Five" 2016 defensive line class moved a step closer to reality this evening when Americus-Sumter nose tackle Tyler Clark committed to the Bulldogs at his school's spring game.
Auburn had been right at the top of Clark's list of suitors (he also had offers from Louisville and Wake Forest), but Red and Black coaches have really turned up the heat on the big guy from southwest Georgia, along with several current members of the Bulldogs' 2016 class.
Clark is a 4 star prospect according to 247Sports, the #20 ranked player in Georgia, and the #22 defensive tackle in the upcoming class. While Georgia is still recruiting more highly ranked defensive linemen than Clark, there aren't a lot out there with his upside. At 6'3 290 pounds Clark isn't at all fat. He's likely to play at the next level in the 300 to 310 range while hopefully maintaining his quickness.Take a look at Clark's junior highlights.
"Disruptive" is the word that comes to mind when you watch Clark's film. He's not quite as fast off the line as Trenton Thompson, but he's still formidable at the point of attack. He also plays with his eyes and shows good lateral movement for a big guy. Clark's arms are a little short, and it will be interesting to see if that affects him at the next level. But he does seem to use his hands well and stays generally behind his pads.
Clark becomes the eleventh pledge for a 2016 class that, while not high in numbers just yet, is full of solid players at positions of need, especially up front. With Clark's commitment Georgia's "Squad '16" got even bigger, and even better. Until later . . .