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