SEC: Ronnie Clark

Updated ESPN 300: SEC analysis 

January, 14, 2014
Jan 14

The high school football season and postseason All-Star games have come to a close. With the official ending of the Class of 2014’s high school careers, it’s time for the final ESPN 300.

Here’s a look at the biggest movers from prospects committed to or considering SEC programs.

[+] EnlargeBo Scarbrough
Miller Safrit/ESPNAlabama commit Bo Scarbrough climbed nine spots and, more importantly, became a five-star prospect in the final ESPN 300.
ATH Bo Scarbrough (Tuscaloosa, Ala./IMG Academy)
School: Alabama

Scarbrough may have only moved up nine spots from No. 21 to 12, but the jump was actually a huge one considering the 6-foot-2, 215-pound went from being ranked as a four-star prospects to finishing as one of 15 five-star prospects in the class. Scarbrough remains committed to the Crimson Tide despite officially visiting Ole Miss, Notre Dame and UCLA, while Florida State and Florida continue to make a push. Scarbrough makes his official visit to Alabama on Jan. 17. He remains the No. 2 athlete overall behind Speedy Noil (New Orleans/Edna Karr High).

SEC class rankings analysis 

October, 9, 2013

Each Wednesday, ESPN RecruitingNation updates its national class rankings. For an in-depth look at the SEC, check out our conference rankings:

1. Alabama, 21 commits: The Crimson Tide sit atop the RecruitingNation class rankings with a class that features 15 ESPN 300 prospects, including most recent commitment Ronnie Clark (Calera, Ala./Calera), the No. 96 overall prospect. Alabama remains in the hunt for several five-star prospects, including No. 1 overall Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/Saint Augustine) and No. 9 Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Ala./Hoover).

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Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC 

October, 7, 2013
There was plenty of recruiting news in the Southeastern Conference over the weekend. Tennessee hosted several visitors for its exciting game against Georgia, and there were some impressive high school performances as well. Here is the latest news around the SEC.

Biggest commitment: Alabama beat out rival Auburn for Ronnie Clark, the No. 12 athlete and No. 96 overall prospect in the Class of 2014. The Tide continue to have a stronghold on the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in the country. Alabama now has 21 verbal commitments, including 15 who are ranked in the ESPN 300.

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In the class of 2014, the beat definitely goes on for Alabama. Already out to sizeable lead in the ESPN RecruitingNation class rankings, the Crimson Tide added yet another ESPN 300 prospect in Ronnie Clark (Calera, Al./Calera High) on Friday.

Ronnie Clark
Greg Ostendorf/ESPNRonnie Clark chose Alabama over in-state rival Auburn.
In the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Clark, Alabama is getting the No. 96 overall and the No. 12 athlete in the ESPN 300, who projects as an outside linebacker in Alabama’s 3-4 scheme.

While Clark entertained offers from the likes of Georgia, Clemson, LSU, Southern California, South Carolina, Tennessee and others, this was an in-state recruiting victory for Nick Saban and staff, who beat out in-state rival Auburn for the Under Armour All-America selection.

Clark is one of the most versatile players in the class at the high school level, having played significant time on both sides of the ball as a sophomore, junior and now senior.

The commitment is Alabama's 21st in the 2014 class, including the 15th ESPN 300 pledge, and the Crimson Tide are not done. Five-star prospects Leonard Fournette (New Orleans, La./Saint Augustine High), No. 4 Da’Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge High), No. 7 Myles Garrett (Arlington, Texas/James Martin High), No. 9 Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Al./Hoover High), No. 11 Lorenzo Carter (Norcross, Ga./Norcross High), No. 13 Tony Brown (Beaumont, Texas/Ozen High) and no. 14 Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County High) are all scheduled or expected to make official visits to Tuscaloosa before making decisions.

As usual, the Crimson Tide get it done on the recruiting trail both in-state and nationally. The class is currently made up of commitments from 12 states.

ESPN 300 prospects committed to Alabama
No. 3 Cameron Robinson (Monroe, La./West Monroe High), the No. 1 ranked offensive tackle
No. 20 Bo Scarbrough (Bradenton, Fla./IMG Acadmy), No. 2 athlete
No. 32 David Cornwell (Norman, Ok./Norman North High), No. 2 pocket passer
No. 44 Kalvaraz Bessent (Kingsland, Ga./Camden County High), No. 7 cornerback
No. 48 Ross Pierschbacher (Cedar Falls, Ia./Cedar Falls High), No. 1 offensive guard
No. 61 Christian Miller (Columbia, S.C./Spring Vallery High), No. 1 outside linebacker
No. 63 Cameron Sims (Monroe, La./Ouachita Parish High), No. 6 wide receiver
No. 83 Stephen Roberts (Opelika, Al./Opelika High), No. 11 cornerback
No. 96 Ronnie Clark (Calera, Al./Calera High), No. 8 athlete
No. 98 Shaun Dion Hamilton (Montgomery, Al./Carver High), No. 6 inside linebacker
No. 117 Viane Talamaivao (Corona, Calif./Centennial High), No. 6 offensive guard
No. 202 Derek Kief (Cincinnati, Oh./La Salle High), No. 20 wide receiver
No. 217 Zach Whitley (Houston/North Shore High), No. 9 inside linebacker
No. 218 O.J. Smith (Bossier, La./Airline High), No. 18 defensive tackle
No. 246 J.C. Hassenauer (Woodbury, Mn./East Ridge High), No. 2 center

RecruitingNation links: SEC edition

April, 29, 2013
From David Ching Insider: A record eight Georgia players were selected in the 2013 NFL draft, and looking ahead to 2014, Aaron Murray headlines a potentially strong 2014 class.

From Michael DiRocco Insider: Eight Gators were taken in the 2013 NFL draft and defensive linemen headline what could be a big year for Florida in the 2014 draft.

From Gary Laney Insider: The Tigers are making a move for ESPN 150 athlete Ronnie Clark (Calera, Ala./Calera.)

From Sam Khan Jr. Insider: Looking ahead to Texas A&M's draft hopefuls for 2014.

Also from Khan Jr. Insider: Four-star linebacker Josh Mabin says his injured knee feels 'amazing.'

From Alex Scarborough Insider: With quarterbacks tumbling down draft boards, the nation’s top-rated passer AJ McCarron sits in Tuscaloosa where the risk of returning for a senior season could be big.

From Greg Ostendorf Insider: Florida is the latest program to stop by and try to pry Bo Scarbrough from the Crimson Tide.



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