Clark Sees the Statement

Clark Sees the Statement

Although he's verbally committed to West Virginia, cornerback Robert Clark also maintained he was going to take visits. Last weekend, Clark made the trip to Wisconsin and was impressed with what the Badgers had to offer on and off the field.

MADISON - Throughout the recruiting process and his research, Dwyer cornerback Robert Clark knew that the Badgers were a team that liked to run the ball and use its tight ends.

On his official visit this past weekend, Clark (5-foot-10, 160 pounds) saw that the secondary, a position of great interest to him, made a solid statement against one of the best passing attacks in the conference.

"They were impressive," Clark said. "The visit was great. I had a fun time at the game, learning more about the academics they offer and the atmosphere."

Clark, a three-star athlete and rated as the 54th-best cornerback in the country by Scout.com, gave a soft committed to West Virginia in late July, but defensive coordinator Dave Doeren continued to recruit him and get Clark so intrigued that the corner promised to make a visit.

"I've wanted to come to Wisconsin for some time," said Clark, who was hosted by Antonio Fenelus on his Wisconsin visit. "I am keeping my options open and wanted to take some visits. I am thinking about maybe visiting Kentucky, South Florida and maybe one other school (he took an official to West Virginia on Sept.12). My goal is to see these schools and make my final decision before the end of my senior season."

An All-Area first-team selection, Clark does a touch of everything. He finished the season with 50 tackles and four interceptions, caught 29 passes for 500 yards and returned three kickoffs for touchdowns.

Wisconsin is recruiting Clark at cornerback, just where he wants to play.

"I love playing defense," Clark said. "I play hard, I play physical and play fast. I have a lot of fun when I am out there."

Wisconsin currently has 15 known commitments in the class of 2010, including three safeties.

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