Profile: Kenneth Clark
Position: Defensive Tackle
Location: Rialto (Calif.) Carter
Weight: 285 pounds
Ranking: Four-star, ranked #19 nationally at defensive tackle and third
in the West.
Recruiting: Clark chose UCLA over offers from Washington, Cal,
Nebraska, Miami, Oregon and Boise State among others.
The Scouting Report: Clark is an active and disruptive tackle. He will need to try and add some more good bulk but already has a good get-off and is capable of getting some penetration into the backfield. He's still pretty raw but his motor and size make him an enticing prospect. As he continues to develop more technique, with his size, strength and quickness, he should develop into a very nice tackle prospect in college.
Clark is already about 285, but with the capability of adding more weight and
muscle. He's quick off the ball, and the one thing we noticed at the UCLA
camp last month, was his willingness to be coached, spending a lot of time with
the coaches, and taking their instruction, then turning around and using it in
Overall Analysis: This is a very good pickup for the Bruins. In a
decent year for defensive tackles out West, the Bruins needed to grab one,
especially one from the Southland, a year after grabbing Ellis McCarthy.
And like McCarthy, Demetrice Martin played a huge role in Clark's recruitment.
Martin gave Clark his first offer last fall, when Martin was still at
Washington, and he was one of the first players that Martin offered when he came
to UCLA. You can also give a lot of the credit here to Angus McClure,
UCLA's longest-tenured assistant coach, but in his first year as the defensive
line coach. At the UCLA Elite Camp, McClure spent a lot of time with
Clark, both in the individual workouts and at the conclusion of the camp.
To get a top three defensive tackle out West, a year after getting the best in
the region, at a position that UCLA has historically struggled recruiting,
Clark's commitment is big, not just from a talent standpoint, but from a