Most of the top performers at the Orlando NUC Five-Star Showcase were rising seniors. But a few to-be juniors stood out as well. One of those was Khairi Clark, a massive defensive tackle prospect out of Miami (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School.
Clark doesn't look like a 2014 recruit. Upon first look, I thought he was a senior. And if I had seen him in a different setting, I would have thought he was a college freshman.
Clark checked in at an impressive 6'2" and 305 pounds, and was easily the most physically imposing lineman at the camp. He fared quite well in the 1-on-1 drills, though his game does need some refinement, as would be expected from an underclassman.
And Clark already has his first college offer. "My cousin is Isiah Ross for Maryland. He plays defensive end. I went up to their camp, dominated, and they gave me a verbal offer," he said.
Clark's plans for the summer include more camps and some college visits, though he isn't sure which he'll visit just yet. Clark claims a 2.7 GPA and plans to take his standardized test in the 11th grade. I would expect Clark to be a four-star prospect when the class of 2014 is evaluated.