Sunday, September 25, 2011

Stephen Clark Lands New Offers

Marquette put itself in good position after being the first school to officially offer 5-11 point guard Stephen Clark (Douglas HS, OK) and it didn't take long before other teams followed suit.

San Francisco and Vanderbilt both recently offered, which pushed his scholarship total to double-digits, and many schools are continuing to show interest.

He now holds offers from Baylor, Iowa, Marquette, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, San Francisco, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.

His mother is expecting her son to make a verbal commitment early, and get the recruiting process out of the way. Right now, two factors are being taken as to what schools are realistic targets.

"It's all about style of play," his mother said. "[As well as] the relationship with the coaches."

During a phone interview, his mother continued to praise Marquette as a program that stood out. She also praised Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford, UConn assistant Kevin Ollie and Vanderbilt assistant David Cason.

Clark is waiting to hear from a certain three schools. "He is waiting to see if Duke, Kentucky or West Virginia will call," she said. "We would love to get this out of the way early."

Clark has also received interest from Arkansas, Clemson, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri and UConn. Despite no official offer, the Huskies have been in contact regularly with his mother.

Clark, is conceived one of the best scoring point guards in his class. He has great range on his jump shot and is tough to contain when he starts connecting. 

Many schools have continued to show interest in Clark and as he continues to learn what it takes to run a basketball team, more programs will get involved.