DT commits to UGA over Auburn and Clemson

One of Georgia’s top 20 football prospects is staying home for his college ball.

Tyler Clark, a 4-star defensive tackle from Americus-Sumter High School, committed to UGA over Auburn and Clemson on Friday night.

DT Tyler Clark of Americus Sumter

DT Tyler Clark of Americus Sumter

“The Georgia coaches did a good job recruiting Tyler,” Clark’s coach, Erik Soliday, told the AJC. “All the coaches did a good job. But something he has always wanted to do was to play for Georgia.”

The 6-foot-3, 290-pounder committed to UGA after his team’s spring scrimmage on Friday night. It was attended by Bulldogs defensive line coach Tracy Rocker.

“Georgia likes his athleticism,” Soliday said. “For a kid that size, he moves pretty well. It’s nice when you’re good in that area so you can work on some technique things. It speeds up the process I think. He’s a good kid. I think he’s going to work hard for them at Georgia.”

UGA now has 11 commits for 2016, with Clark being the first along the defensive line. He’s the state’s No. 20 overall prospect, per the 247sports composite rankings. The Bulldogs could sign as many as five at the position, with the other top targets being Derrick Brown of Lanier, Julian Rochester of McEachern, Antwuan Jackson of Cedar Grove, and Jordan Smith of Lithonia.

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