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GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting — Jeremy Clark (S) — 2012 Verbal Commit — Profile


Posted at 6:00am — 6/25/2011

GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting — Jeremy Clark (S) — 2012 Verbal Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of recent verbal commitment Jeremy Clark from Madisonville North Hopkins High School — Madisonville, Kentucky.

Height: 6’4
Weight: 205
Number: 2
Current Position: Safety
Future Position: Safety
City/State: Madisonville, Kentucky
High School: Madisonville North Hopkins
Head Coach: Will Weaver
Committed: 6/24/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Central Michigan, Illinois, North Carolina State, Ohio, and Toledo.
Rankings: 24/7: 3-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 3-star.
40-Time: 4.47
ACT: 25
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Here is a brief profile of Michigan’s newest commit, albeit of a different flavor, a grey shirt offer for the time being. This should not be taken lightly as Michigan is in on many top secondary prospects. His size fits what the current staff likes, tall defensive backs. Jeremy’s Michigan camping experience made an impression on himself and the coaches. There is little film to view at the present time but clearly the coaches see enough of an athlete to catch interest.

Grey-Shirt (Quick Answer):

Grey-shirt is a term used to designate an incoming freshman who waits until the second semester to enroll rather than the fall and technically would be part of the next class (2013). Simply means you take less than 12 credits and work out with the team. Your 5-year clock does not start until you take 12 credits

College athletes are allowed a five year calendar to play four seasons. The calendar begins once one is enrolled. By waiting until the spring to start college, a player will be playing his last season in the sixth year after high school rather than the fifth. Once again depending on what happens he could get a scholarship and not have to grey-shirt.


Jeremy is a tall, rangy safety prospect who can also help on special teams.

He recorded 75 tackles and had three interceptions as a junior.

Jeremy is what many call a legitimate sleeper, and others call a late bloomer.

He has grown 4 inches in the last year.

Jeremy scored a 25 on the ACT, so he should qualify.


Jeremy runs very well, a reported 4.48 40 at a recent camp.

Film shows good instincts and ability to read routes.

He is a good tackler, one who attacks the line of scrimmage and fills the alley well.

While the competition is not of big time school level, Jeremy is absolutely fearless on the field.

Needs work:

As one would expect with his slenderness and recent growth, Jeremy definitely needs to add weight and strength.

A bit on the gangly side, he needs to grow into his body and improve his coordination.

Also, Jeremy needs to bend his knees and play lower.

Final Thoughts:

We welcome Jeremy Clark to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will likely red-shirt his first year.

Jeremy Clark reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Vada Murray — who played Safety.

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