Recruiting is heating up for Frederick (Md.) Tuscarora cornerback Dominic Clarke. Rumors have popped up that the 5-foot-9, 163-pounder may have gotten his first offer. Rivals caught up with him to find out.
"I'm actually trying to confirm that right now," he said. "I have heard that Pittsburgh offered and I'm attempting to call the coaches back."
College interest has peaked for the Maryland prospect since his appearance in the U.S. Army All-American combine last month where he earned first team defensive honors.
"A lot of schools are coming through, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Maryland and Connecticut are in touch," he said. "I just went to Maryland and Pittsburgh over the weekend and the visits were good."
Clarke discussed his Army experience a bit more and what he felt has peaked college recruiters.
"First off, the competition out there was way better," he said. "These are all the guys you'll meet at college. It was a good experience and I felt I learned a lot.
"I think I put myself on the map because before this nobody knew who I was. I showcased my good hips and solid technique."
Clarke plans to take another visit this weekend to Connecticut on March 1st. He is also planning to attend the Nike Camp at Penn State later this spring.
Do any colleges lead for Clarke at this time?
"I don't really have a favorite right now," he said. "I'm open to anybody, I'm not discriminating.
"First of all, I'll be looking at the academics and what they have to offer there. I understand football is not guaranteed. I'll also look at the football program and my comfort level there. I'd like somewhere I can also play."
Clarke posted 38 tackles, three interceptions and five deflections last season. He added 837-yards rushing and five touchdowns as a junior.