The Bruins joined a handful of top-notch programs to offer one of the fastest-rising running backs in the country.
Class of 2024 athlete Christian Clark has received an offer from UCLA football, the recruit announced on Twitter Monday. Mountain Pointe High School (AZ)’s product has now received 20 offers in the last 20 days alone.
Clark is now sitting on offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa, Liberty, Marshall, Michigan State, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, USC, Utah , Washington and Wisconsin.
Clark made an unofficial visit to the state of Arizona in December and stopped in Arizona and Oregon in January.
The 6-foot-tall, 200-pound Clark appeared as a junior for Mountain Pointe this season and helped the team post an 8-4 record last fall. Clark had 737 yards and 11 touchdowns in 103 carries and 368 yards and five touchdowns in 37 receptions.
Those numbers came efficiently too, with Clark averaging 7.2 yards per carry and 9.9 yards per reception.
Though he’s expected to play running back at the next level, Clark has experience on the other side of the ball when it comes to safety. Clark totaled 25 tackles, 1.0 sack, one interception and three pass breakups in 2022.
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Clark is not rated or ranked by 247Sports, Rivals or On3. Given his growing list of offers, he will likely earn at least three stars as more scouts and pundits take a look at him.
UCLA has offered 33 prospects for the Class of 2024, and two are running backs. Three-star runner Cameron Jones of St. John Bosco (CA) received his offer on January 24th.
Clark is on the smaller side compared to many of the running backs who have played for the Bruins in recent years under head coach Chip Kelly and position coach DeShaun Foster. Zach Charbonnet, Brittain Brown, TJ Harden, Colson Yankoff, Anthony Adkins, Carson Steele and Isaiah Carlson are all at least 6ft 1 and 210lbs tall.
However, there is room for medium-sized defenders in the system, either in the form of an opponent like Keegan Jones or a workhorse like Joshua Kelley.
UCLA has two commitments in its 2024 class of recruits — Mater Dei (CA) four-star defenseman Khristian Dunbar-Hawkins and Eastlake (CA) three-star offensive tackle Joshua Glanz. The Bruins’ two-man class is ranked No. 28 in the country and No. 5 in the Pac-12.
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