Last night Steven Clark – a defensive end out of Alabama – announced (for the second time) that he would be coming to Syracuse to play football.
It was a roller coaster of a ride for the coaches looking to gain Clark’s services. After originally committing to South Alabama, Clark decommitted and then committed to the Orange in December. All was well until Florida decided to complicate things.
Florida offered Clark a scholarship late in the game and Clark visited Gainesville last weekend. After saying that he enjoyed the visit, many speculated that Clark would leave the Orange for the Gators and their 75-degree winters.
Clark was set to make his final decision on Monday night before deciding that he would take more time to weigh his options, which only increased Syracuse’s anxieties.
All stresses were calmed, however, when Clark tweeted last night that he would honor his commitment to Scott Shafer and the Orange. In the tweet Clark said “I must do what’s right for me and my future.”
The Fizz reached out to Clark, but was unable to reach him for a comment.
Keeping Clark on Syracuse’s commit list serves as a sight for sore eyes, as the Orange lost two other major recruits in the last week.
While Syracuse will mark this one up in the win column, there is still a lot of work to be done. The Orange have an abnormally large number of players committed, but still rank at the bottom of the ACC. National Signing Day is now less than a week away, and the time to make moves is now.
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Posted: Nathan Dickinson