Saturday wasn’t the first trip to Oklahoma for Denton (Texas) Ryan 2014 defensive end Sekou Clark. Far from it.
Clark has camped at OU the last three summers and stayed for all three days of the camp each time, so he is familiar with the Norman, Okla., area.
But he had never seen an OU game in person until Saturday night. Clark was on an unofficial visit to watch the Sooners' 69-13 victory against Florida A&M.
“It was really good,” Clark said. “I enjoyed myself up there, and it was great to finally see what the atmosphere was like on a game day.”
Clark, who is 6-foot-3 and 217 pounds, has developed a great relationship with OU defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright and said he got to speak to OU assistants Bruce Kittle and Jackie Shipp, too.
What was a little different, though, was Clark was able to get some one-on-one time with head coach Bob Stoops.
“They invited me to the game, so I thought I should go,” Clark said. “I’m glad I did. Every time I go there, I feel like I learn more and more about the program and get more comfortable with everything.”
Clark’s schools of interest reads like a who’s who in college football. But his offer list remains at zero. Clark had to play behind Mario Edwards, the No. 1-ranked recruit for the 2012 class, and didn’t get much varsity time.
He said it hurts a little bit to not have any offers, but he also realizes a lot of other top 2014 recruits do not have offers yet.
Clark had already seen the campus but getting to see the locker room for the first time was an eye-opener.
“Being there and seeing everything was incredible,” Clark said. “It was good to get to talk to the players after the game and interact with them.”
Clark is going to try to be busy making the rounds this fall. He intends to make unofficial visits to Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and TCU this season.
As for his junior season, Clark has been pleased with his performance and his hopeful once his film gets out there, the offers will start to roll in.
“I think I have really developed well since the end of last season,” Clark said. “I had the whole offseason to prepare in terms of being the starter now. I’m comfortable and know I just have to keep working hard.”