Miami (Fla.) Archbishop Carroll standout Leroy Clark grew up watching the hometown Hurricanes, but he will be playing his college ball at Purdue.
Clark pledged to the Boilermakers two weeks ago and caught up with Rivals.com about his decision.
"They showed love from the start and things like that. It was a good fit for me. I didn't get upset after coach (Danny) Hope was let go. That's how college football is, it's a business," stated Clark.
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The three-star cornerback had a breakout junior season leading Miami-Dade County in interceptions with thirteen. His senior season was all about helping the team out while playing multiple positions.
He finished the year with 80 tackles, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown.
He remarked, "My last game I played defensive tackle. I did what I needed to do. Most of the year I played linebacker."
At the next level he line up at corner or safety. He doesn't have a preference and said the Purdue coaches just want him on campus.
When asked how does it feel to be the first commit in the Darrell Hazell era?
He replied, "It feels good. I talked to coach (Kevin) Maurice and then I got on the phone with coach Hazell. He was excited and said he can't wait to have me as a part of the team."
On January 12, he will take part in the annual Private vs. Public All-Star game.