Winona, Miss. linebacker Fred Clark commits to Ole Miss over State
OXFORD, Miss. — Over the last few months, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin and his staff have made a strong recruiting push on their home turf, and that is paying off as the Rebels gained a commitment from Winona, Miss. linebacker Fred Clark Tuesday.
Clark has had plenty of eyes on him as of late, and it’s a huge in-state get for the Rebs as Mississippi State has been fiercely pursuing the talented LB. This is welcomed news, especially since linebacker Jordan Lockhart decommitted from Ole Miss two days ago.
But even as more programs have come at him in a full-court press, Clark has pledged to the Rebels.
“Growing up, I was nothing but an Ole Miss fan — and after visiting Oxford three times, I knew that’s where I wanted to call home.”
Fred Clark on committing to the Rebels
— Fat (@fatclark_19) March 7, 2023
New defensive coordinator Pete Golding has hit the ground running since his arrival in Oxford from Alabama, as evidenced by Clark’s commit.
— Fat (@fatclark_19) January 28, 2023
The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Clark ranks as the No. 78 linebacker in the class of 2024 and the No. 26 overall athlete in the Magnolia state. His commitment helps strengthen the linebacker position and add some much-needed depth.
A good bet to receive a Butkus nomination next year is 6',2" 230 Fred Clark Winona, MS, smart, athletic, aggressive, and very productive. Perfectly suited for the I LB position. Love his attitude and work ethic. He can play for anyone.@fatclark_19 pic.twitter.com/DdWSAFXZi7
— Tom Lemming (@LemmingReport) November 17, 2022
You can bet more programs will continue to take notice of the talent being developed here in the ‘Sip, but before anyone thinks about trying to lure away a talent like Clark’s, they’re going to have to go through Ole Miss.
Clark is now the second commitment in the Rebels 2024 recruiting class, four-star quarterback Desmond Williams from Chandler, Arizona.
(Feature image graphic: Lee Ann Herring, The Rebel Walk)
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.