After Ben B. did a fantastic job on the true freshmen, you guys are stuck with me again.
Undray Clark, Sophomore (RS), Safety, #26
Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats: 72 tackles, five interceptions (two for touchdowns), 218 receiving yards and three touchdowns, two kickoff returns for touchdowns
Recruiting Ratings: Three stars by Rivals, two stars by Scout (#155 S), 24/7 (#201 in FL, #33 S), ESPN (#106 S)
High School: Felix Varela
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School Highlights
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How'd He Get to College Park?
As far as Floridian football programs go, Felix Varela is not in the top tier in terms of producing Division I talent. While at the school, Undray Clark was a bona fide star, leading the Vipers to their playoff appearance since 2006, recording those stats listed above after dislocating his finger in the first game of the season. Like Will Likely and a good number of Terps (many of them in the secondary), Clark hails from Florida. He was recruited by former defensive coordinator Don Brown, and also received scholarship offers from Duke and Minnesota.
Clark redshirted his freshman year, and received two scout team player of the week honors - one on defense and one on special teams. He did not receive playing time last year.
Undray Clark "Kent"
The state playoffs and scout team player of the week awards immediately come to mind, but there was a great story from the Miami Herald (that is unfortunately no longer available on their site) about how Clark overcame a stuttering problem.
Clark becomes the back-up option at free safety.
Clark has some significant talent in front of him at free safety - even with the departure of Eric Franklin, the long-time starter at the position for the Terps, two potential starters loom in front of him. Currently on top of the depth chart is Anthony Nixon, who was inconsistent last season but did start five straight games. Behind him is Zach Dancel, a transfer from New Mexico who started while with the Lobos and will look to break in with his hometown team.
Clark has a ton of speed, and even if he doesn't get much playing time in the defensive backfield, he's certainly an option on special teams. The Terps have a gluttony of possible returners, but Clark showed in high school as a receiver that he has the hands and speed to do it. More likely, he'll be on the kickoff team, and could make a name for himself there.
Our next player's older brother is the starting free safety at a rival ACC school.
ClickClack62 expands his lead.
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