On A Lark

Jeffrey Lark

One of the talented 2011 recruits planning to be on hand for he University of Arkansas' July 17th football camp is former Cedar Hill (Texas) standout Jeffrey Lark (6-1, 205), a linebacker-safety prospect who has now landed at Bridgton Academy in Maine.

When the University of Arkansas' One-Day Football Camp arrives on July 17th, so will plenty of potential future Razorbacks.

One of those scheduled to attend is Bridgton (ME) Academy linebacker-safety prospect Jeffrey Lark (6-1, 205, 4.51), a former Texas prep standout.

"First of all, Arkansas is a great school, they play in the SEC and is a place where I think I could really succeed," Lark said. "They have coaches that have been in the NFL like (Arkansas head) Coach (Bobby) Petrino and (defensive coordinator) (Willy) Robinson and know how to get to that level. They also have great facilities like every one does these days, but my decision is going to be based on my relationship with the coaches."

Lark, who played at Cedar Hill his high school career and then went the prep route when he didn't like his college options, got an offer from Arkansas back in February.

He also has offers from LSU and Purdue, but those two are not in his top 3 at the moment.

That list is headed up by Arkansas and he has a timetable for his decision.

"Really my top three are Arkansas, Cal and Utah," Lark said. "I am going out to see Cal at the end of the month and Utah is almost certain they are going to offer.

"I want to make a decision in late July or early August, definitely before the season starts," Lark added. "I can get out of school in December and I want to be ready to point toward the school where I am headed to."

He is in shape to qualify with a higher test score.

"I already have my 16 core classes and just need a little higher SAT score."

Lark, who had a whopping 197 tackles his senior season at Cedar Hill, has been getting a lot of attention from the Razorback fans via his facebook page.

"I have been getting a lot of messages from the fans about how great a place it is and how much they want me," Lark said. "That's been very cool."

Lark, who had 57 tackles, 7 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 12 pass break-ups last season, decided to make the move from Cushing to be a mid-term graduate.

"I needed to leave Cushing because I was not going to be able to get a release to get out in December," Lark said. "So I looked at Bridgton, Hargrave, Valley Forge, Fork Union and Andover and decided that Bridgton was the best place for me."

Utah is looking at Lark as a CB while Arkansas and Cal are both looking at him as a potential outside linebacker or safety.

"They are looking at me in different areas, but I think I have the ability to play all of them," Lark said. "I am just really looking forward to getting more info and making a decision.

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