Notre Dame extended an offer to 2014 Florida defensive tackle Khairi Clark this summer and the Irish weren’t the only ones.
“Notre Dame is one of about 100,” Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood, Fla.) head coach Tim Tyrell said.
Still, Notre Dame is a school that Clark is looking at.
“He’s interested,” said Tyrell. “That's one of the schools he's considering, he's only going to be a junior though.”
Clark’s physical tools are impressive.
“He’s 6-4, 290 pounds and he runs a 4.8 40-yard dash,” his coach said. “Very rare.”
Clark’s impressive away from the field as well.
“He's a good kid, very good kid,” Tyrell said. “He's very well-mannered. His mom has done a great job raising him. He's a good student, very good student. He's a quiet kid who stays to himself. When it comes to the football side of things, he's a very good football player and a very good team leader.”
The combination of the two make Clark even more rare, according to his coach.
“It's one of those one-in-a-million things that you don't get very often,” Tyrell said.
Clark isn’t paying too much attention to the recruiting process at this point.
“He's left a lot of it to me and his mother,” Tyrell said. “He's just more concerned about academics and the football side of things right now.”
That should change in the next few months.
“After his junior season, he'll start deciding on which schools he wants to go visit and do some different types of things with camp next year and he'll go from there,” said Tyrell.
“He's relaxed right now.”