While I was covering the Tradewater Pirates game Thursday night, my cell phone rang. I was expecting it to be one of my co-workers calling about some aspect of that night’s production process (as is almost always the case), but instead it was Madisonville-North Hopkins football coach Will Weaver telling me that one of his defensive backs from last year, Jeremy Clark, had gotten a scholarship offer from the University of Michigan.
This development comes on the heels of an offer from N.C. State and there are about eight offers out there, according to Weaver, so Clark’s next game will be on a large stage, if he wants it . “He’s learning toward Michigan and I expect his decision in the next day or so,” Weaver said. “I think in the ’70s, we had a guy from around here play at Ohio State, but that’s as national as it’s gotten.”
Speaking of the Buckeyes, three of those offers followed the Ohio State Football Camp earlier this month, with Ball State, Toledo and Ohio stepping up the table. Clark followed that up the next day with a 4.47 40-yard dash at the Western Kentucky University camp. In his last season as a Maroon, Clark played five games, intercepting a pass, recovering a fumble and making 19 solo or assisted tackles. He had three interceptions in 2009.
North’s 2011 season starts Aug. 19 against Christian County.