After visiting Auburn on Saturday, 2014 athlete Ronnie Clark was close to a decision, but it’s now wide open again after Alabama offered the in-state star a scholarship following the Crimson Tide’s camp on Monday.
“I was surprised because I wasn’t really expecting it,” Clark said of the offer. “I was just expecting to talk to Coach [Nick] Saban and get to know him a little bit. It caught me off guard again.
“Right now, I like Alabama, and I like Auburn. I’m still deciding, and I got time.”
At the camp, Clark did a light workout at wide receiver because the UA coaching staff didn’t want him testing his injured hamstring on defense. Still, he enjoyed the way the camp was run at Alabama.
“It went good,” Clark said. “I liked how they do everything. Everything was fast paced, quick. They were wanting us to get out and get stuff done. They’re all about business down there. They taught me a lot of stuff, so it was good overall.”
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect may be best suited for safety at the next level, but most schools are talking to him about the possibility of wide receiver as well. The Tide coaches don’t know where to put him yet.
“When I talked to Nick Saban, they really don’t know what position they want me to play with how I’m growing and all that,” Clark said. “They offered me, but they don’t know what position they want for me.”
The Calera, Ala., native visited Tuscaloosa earlier this year for one of the Tide’s junior days, but he took another tour of the campus on Monday to get more familiar with everything.
“Their program is one of the best ones in the country,” Clark said. “They get guys drafted in the NFL, and it’s a great place to be. They take care of you. It’s real nice down there. The campus is nice. All of the people are cool, and they treat you well. You just have to take care of business.”
Clark also has an offer from Clemson, where he visited last month.