Wide receiver Michael Clarke (6-1, 185, 4.47) from San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch saw his stock turn upward with an outstanding showing at the NIKE Camp held at USC April 17th when he ran a blistering 4.47 forty the best time among wide receivers and a 3.97 shuttle. That time too was best among wide receivers.
Clarke was a first-team all-league performer after hauling down 43 receptions for 850 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 19.8 yards per grab.
The whole Pac-10 has Clarke on their recruiting radar. Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Stanford, Washington, and Washington State have already been by the school according to Scripps Ranch coach Sergio Diaz.
"Michael is the highest recruited player we have had since Kellen Winslow," Diaz said. "He represents our school well both on and off the field."
Clarke attended Oregon's junior day and was present for their spring game and he is scheduled to attend Colorado's football camp this summer.
In the immediate future according to Diaz, Clarke will be attending the US Army All-American Camp at Long Beach College this Saturday.
Clarke keeps growing as a football player and is getting better and better with each year he plays the game.
"Michael has a great work ethic," Diaz said. "His work ethic is second to none."
"Michael started off his career here at Scripps as a center then he moved to tight end and he finally started playing wide receiver as a junior," Diaz said. "He has been working extremely hard this off-season to become an even better wide receiver."
Another thing to like about Clarke is he's an excellent student with a 3.88 GPA and had a 1700 SAT score on the new system.
Clarke is a player to keep your eye on this fall he could quickly move up the ranks among the western region's wide receiver prospects.