Larry Clark went to the San Diego State-Utah State game last weekend, liked what he saw from the Aztecs and the Los Angeles Venice wide receiver decided to make a verbal commitment.
"What really stuck out is when I went to their game and I liked how everything was working out and then their two receivers are leaving," Clark said. "I could just work my way up the depth chart."
Clark is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound wide receiver who has 17 receptions for 230 yards and two touchdowns in four games this season. Venice has a bye week and then plays La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat next weekend.
The coaching staff at San Diego State especially stuck out to Clark, who said he enjoyed watching coach Brady Hoke and wide receivers coach LeCharls McDaniel prior to the game work with certain position groups.
"I want to play college football for the education and that really had me," Clark said. "Also when I heard their two receivers are leaving, two of their better receivers, I said this could be the place for me.
"Before the game I was standing on the field and I saw coach Hoke was coaching the line and there was intensity the whole way.
"There was intensity with everything they did. Then I saw coach McDaniel coaching the receivers and doing drills and I said, 'I can do this. I can play for this team.'"
Clark also had an offer from Idaho and this summer listed interest from Iowa State, Southern Methodist and others. He was one of the top receivers at the B2G Elite Camp at Cal Lutheran.