Utah has a pair of signal callers drawing major Div I attention including St. George (Utah) Pine View quarterback James Lark. Lark is down to four schools and is hoping to narrow his list to two in the coming weeks.
Lark, 6-2, 200 pounds was an all-state selection a year ago after completing 225 of 363 for 3,497 yards and 41 touchdowns, a state record, while rushing for an additional 596 yards and seven more scores.
Lark just returned Tuesday from working out at ASU's football camp and the Sun Devils are one of the finalist.
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"I like ASU, it has a lot of pluses," Lark said. "It's a big school with a large Mormon population. I was told that they offered a lot of quarterbacks but they're only taking one and I'm the top guy on their board right now. They're waiting to see what I'm going to do right now.
"This weekend, I'm going to Cal for their camp. I like Coach Tedford and their passing offense and I was told they're planning to offer me this weekend. Those two along with Utah and BYU are my final four and by next month, I would like to have things narrowed down to two."
Lark said he was also hearing from schools like Oklahoma, LSU, Kansas State and North Carolina but wanted to stay in the west to play his college ball.
We saw Lark for two days in early May, at the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout at Michigan and the Nike Camp the following day. The signal caller tested well running a 4.81-40, 4.44 shuttle, did 18 reps on the bench and jumped 30 inches in the vertical but he admittedly struggled somewhat throwing the ball that weekend.
"I was really disappointed in how I did in the passing drills, especially at the Elite 11 workout," Lark said. "I just got off a plane and was late getting there. I started real slow and then started to press and never got in to a rhythm. I'm a better passer than I showed."
Lark said he plans to go on a mission after high school but has not decided when and may wait to see if he can play as a true freshman. Academically, the signal caller is carrying a 3.97 GPA and scored a 24 on the ACT.