September 23, 2010

New commit for UConn?

With the UConn coaching staff once again making a concerted effort in Florida, they recently saw their hard work pay off with the commitment of CB Tyree Clark of Tampa (FL) Alonso. Find out what led Clark's commitment, what impressed him about the Huskies, and see how his senior season is going.

Clark, 5-foot-10 and 172-pounds, has mainly lined up at cornerback this season, but has also seen limited time at safety and wide receiver. Through three games, in which Alonso is 1-2, he has totaled 23 tackles, 15 solo tackles, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery.

"Well our offense has been struggling a little, but our defense is stepping up and I'm being put in a position to make plays," said Clark. "We plan on stepping up and getting wins the rest of the season."

While Clark is currently concentrating on righting the ship at Alonso, he recently decided to end his recruitment.

"I got offered by UConn and I recently committed," said Clark. "They were taking one more corner and I just jumped it. I was going to wait and see how the recruiting went and make some visits, but I just felt it was the place for me."

UConn's academics also impressed Clark.

"Well they have a really good business program and I'm planning to major in the business field," he said. "And I just see me playing in their defense."

His relationship with Coach Darrell Perkins was another major factor for Clark.

"Their defensive backs coach came to our spring game we kept in touch a lot," he said. "He seems like a good coach. The way I see their corners play shows me that he's a good coach and he's a real guy, you know. He keeps it real and I like that."

Aside from UConn's offer, other schools that had been showing Clark interest were Kansas, South Florida, Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Albany, Wofford, and Bethune-Cookman. So is Clark's commitment to UConn solid?

"It's kinda solid, but if I get an offer from a certain school I would jump to it," said Clark, who wouldn't name the school that he was referring to.

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