After an official visit to the University of Virginia on the weekend of April 5th, Ja’Darius “Bud” Clark decided to shut down his recruitment & give the Cavalier program his commitment. The 4-star prospect according to 247 sports committed to Virginia over LSU, Ole Miss, TCU, UL, & a few others on Tuesday. A source close to Clark stated that his decision came down to TCU & Virginia.
Clark, a hybrid defensive back from Alexandria High School will be asked to play some corner & safety when he gets to Charlottesville. And at 6-1, 170 pounds Clark has the ideal length to play early & make an immediate impact. Clark’s ability to be able to play man to man outside & as a nickel corner will bold well for him on the next level for sure. Ultimately, Clark will be best suited as a safety but this kid’s versatility has to have head coach Bronco Mendenhall excited to have him apart of this class.
The University of Virginia land their third prospect from Louisiana in two years. U-High 3-star running back Mike Hollins & Plaquemine 4-star wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks both signed with the Cavaliers for the 2019 class. And not to mention, Edna Karr 4-star cornerback Devin Bush came very close to signing with the Cavaliers before opting to sign with Arkansas in last year’s class as well. The Virginia coaching staff have done good work recruiting Louisiana and a big part of that is because of special teams coordinator Ricky Brumfield (New Orleans native) & regional scout Jordan Arcement (Houma native).
Expect Clark’s commitment to stir up some things in the boot, & it shouldn’t be a surprise if a few other kids want to go see what’s cooking up there in Charlottesville going forward.
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