Just a few months ago, Offensive lineman Garrett Clark only knew one major fact about Southern Miss, Brett Favre went to school there.
Now, after a great visit on campus for the weekend, he is ready to call Southern Miss his home after High School.
He talked about his time on campus this weekend, and the family atmosphere that drew him in.
"I ate breakfast with the team on Saturday, and went to the locker room with some of the players," he said. "Then we took a tour around the school and they showed me everything, including the apartments where they lived and that kind of stuff."
"They showed me all the academic buildings, and after the game I went out with one of the players. We went out to eat, went back to the apartments, and then we hung out the rest of the evening."
It was the relationships with the coaching staff that made Clark feel like this is where he wanted to be, the great visit was just the icing on the cake.
"I really liked the coaching staff," he said. "Coach Grady Brown and Coach Kap were my recruiters, and they just really made me feel welcome there. Coach Fedora also made me feel welcome, and it just feels like a family when you are there."
"They really want me there and they said they really need me there. I love the area, and everything around campus was great. I went to the stadium and the game yesterday. Everything was a good atmosphere and I really liked it a lot."
Clark came up from central Florida in a move to the Atlanta area where he now plays for North Gwinett in the Atlanta area.
"I am really from Florida, but I just moved to Georgia about a couple of months ago," he informed us. "I really didn't know anything about them, and they really didn't start recruiting me until I got to Georgia in the summer. All I knew about them at that time was Brett Favre. I learned a lot about them from the coaches and reading about them on the internet and stuff."
The big, athletic lineman is ready to anchor the USM line in the future. He said he wants fans to know that he will be ready to come in and compete for playing time right away.
"They can expect me to compete early because I am real aggressive and I know the game really well," he said. "I will be able to catch onto the offense real early because I am familiar with the offense; we run the spread at my high school."
With Taylor Peterson and O.C. Brown, the Golden Eagles have the makings of quite a line for years to come.
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After an official visit to the Hattiesburg campus, a GA offensive lineman made it official that he would be calling Southern Miss his home. Goldeneaglepride.com has the details with an interview from the newest Eagle.