Pitt’s need and struggles at recruiting the tight end position have been well documented. The most recent example was last month when Woodland Hills Josh Rawlings committed to Virginia over Pitt.
With their Class of 2020 filling up, one of, if not Pitt’s top remaining priority is landing a tight end or two.
The college football recruiting dead period ends on Wednesday so expect Tim Salem and the Pitt staff to re-focus on a few new names.
A player to keep your eyes on is Logan Clark from Coffeyville Community College. In fact, Clark was in communication with Salem over the weekend.
Clark (6’7”, 240) is a great athlete and has an interesting story upon arriving at Coffeyville. The native of Piedmont, South Carolina was a two-sport star coming out of high school and initially choose to play baseball.
Tonight, Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke to Clark about returning to football and his conversation with Salem.
“It was the first time I spoke with him,” Clark told PSN. “He was giving me the inside on Pitt football and everything about the program. Then we talked about me and where I came from and why I stopped playing baseball. He told me about their need for a tight and and how they’re very interested in me and will be following me during my upcoming season.”
”In high school I played baseball all four years and played two years of football. Out of high school, I then played college baseball at Southern University. After one semester, I fell out of love of baseball and made the move back to football. I went to Fort Scott C.C. in Kansas and left after all their coaches got fired and they told me I could leave. I then ended up here at Coffeyville. I had a good summer of camp and head back in a week or so.”
Being 6’7”, Clark is a huge target and describes himself as a “Gronk type” tight end that is a threat in the passing game.
“I can play in on the line, I can block and then get up the middle of the field running seam routes, corner routes and all that stuff,” said Clark.
Now that he’s back playing football, Clark is almost like a senior in high school getting recruited all over again. Aside from Pitt, he tells me he’s hearing from NC State, Indiana, Miami (FL), Oregon State, TCU and Memphis. Clark will have three years of athletic eligibility remaining.
Although Pitt was hoping to get Clark to get up soon for a visit, he believes that would be difficult to do with their season set to get underway. However, he would eventually like to travel to Pittsburgh and has interest in Pitt.
”One of the main things we talked about was me getting back playing closer to home and in the ACC, which is a big interest for me.”