Crystal Lake South running back Zevin Clark still weighing college options

FILE - Crystal Lake South's Zevin Clark finds running room for a short gain against Dundee-Crown. Clark is weighing his options as he looks to play football in college. (H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com)

Zevin Clark started his senior season at cornerback because of a hole Crystal Lake South's football team needed filled.

Four games into the year, Clark was moved to running back - a position where the Gators could make the most of his speed and explosiveness. By the end of the season, Clark had cracked the 1,000-yard plateau by a single yard, running for 11 touchdowns on only 160 carries.

Now, it appears his versatility may give the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Clark a chance to play at the next level.

Clark said Thursday he has received recruiting attention from the Citadel, a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division 1-AA) school in South Carolina. Clark has also caught the eye of a few smaller Division II and Division III programs.

The Citadel is looking at Clark at both running back and safety and/or cornerback, giving him options to consider although Clark hasn't yet decided where he may land.

Clark is one of several area Fox Valley Conference players who train privately at Elite 7, a facility in Lake Barrington co-owned by former Cary-Grove and Northern Illinois linebacker Alex Kube.

"I feel like (a decision) is getting closer and closer," Clark said. "By Signing Day (in February) or the middle of January, I should know where I'm going."

-- Jeff Arnold

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