Kansas University football coach David Beaty was back on Twitter on Saturday, using his #neatdeal approach to tip his hand that the Jayhawks might have landed another commitment in the Class of 2016.
Turns out they did.
According to JayhawkSlant.com, Michael Clark, a two-star safety from Cedar Hill (Texas) High, orally pledged his services to Kansas on Saturday.
Clark, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete known for his physical play and coverage skills, had long been on the radar of co-defensive coordinator Kenny Perry, who spearheaded the movement to land Clark, most recently by making two visits to Cedar Hill this spring.
Clark told JayhawkSlant’s Jon Kirby that his connection with Perry and the history of Cedar Hill players (specifically Greg Brown, Dezmon Briscoe and Marcus Herford) enjoying their time at KU helped him make up his mind.
“I talked to some of them,” Clark told Kirby. “They loved their time at Kansas, and I wanted to join the family.”
Clark, who had received heavy interest of late from Kansas State, Houston, Utah State and Nevada, becomes the fifth player to commit to KU in the 2016 class, joining offensive linemen Antione Frazier and Joe Malanga, linebacker Jayd Kirby and wide receiver Braylon Royal.
Nearly all of KU’s coaching staff has spent most of May on the road recruiting and continuing to hand out scholarship offers to athletes in both the 2016 and 2017 classes.