At the end of his sophomore season, when head coach Jack Daniels was promoting some of his future standouts at Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer High, he spoke about a talented, quick athlete who could get it done on both sides of the ball, as a receiver and as a defensive back.
On Monday, Robert Clark, a 5-10, 170-pounder, who electrified fans the past two seasons, announced that he would be attending West Virginia University.
Having watched him seven times over the past two years, Charles Fishbein of EliteScoutingServices.com, was instrumental in getting the impressive athlete's name out to schools as early as the start of his junior season after watching him at a 7-on-7 event at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
"This was a young man who broke on the ball, had tremendous anticipation and was extremely quick," said Fishbein. "As soon as we saw him for the first time two years ago, I passed his name, film and my evaluation onto dozens of colleges."
Clark, who also played receiver, chose West Virginia over Kentucky, Wisconsin, Louisville, Purdue and Vanderbilt.
"We saw him three times this summer and after speaking with Coach Daniels, we agreed that he was indeed a BCS type of player who would make a solid impact," Fishbein explained. "Dwyer is loaded with athletes, and with Matt Elam and Gerald Christian going to Florida, and Clark on the way to WVU, it shows how impressive this program is."
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