Next Stop, Syracuse! Brindlee Mountain’s Steven Clark Picks Orange

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Guntersville, Ala. - (WHNT) Steven Clark felt really good about his future at South Alabama. The three star defensive tackle said as much during a media event in August. Four months later, Clark found himself at a cross road between two schools in two very different parts of the country.

Following the Lions 2-8 season, Clark and his family sent highlight tapes out to several schools including Syracuse University, and a weekend visit sealed the deal. "They contacted coach, they contacted my dad, and that escalated real quick as well as other schools that came in the picture," Clark said following his announcement at school.

It was important for Clark to make this announcement with his teammates, most of which took in the ceremony first hand. "It's a fun time for me and this program, knowing that everybody here can do this too as long as they work hard." That was the message he wanted the Lions to receive just a month after finishing 2-8, one of the most successful seasons in school history.

Head coach Chris Littleton has always been impressed with Clark's ability and demeanor. "If you come in and work hard it doesn't matter what school you are at, because he has had other opportunities to go off to other schools around here probably and moved and played and gotten more attention, but he has always preached if you work hard they will find you."

Signing day is Wednesday February 4th, but don't expect anything to change before then. "I'm officially committed 100 percent to Syracuse."