A big blow to the offensive line of Daytona Beach Mainland High will come as a welcome addition at Gwinnett High in Suwanee, Ga., as lineman Garrett Clark announced today that he will be transferring to the Georgia school.
"My dad got a job offer in Atlanta and I just didn't didn't want to be away from my family for my senior year," said Clark, who is originally from Georgia and previously attended Loganville (Ga.) High.
Clark is currently the No. 26-ranked player in the Sentinel's 2011 Central Florida Super60. He has scholarship offers from Duke, Northwestern, Colorado State and Middle Tennessee.
He said he had talked to North Gwinnett head coach Bob Sphire and likes him, but it will be tough leaving Mainland.
"It will definitely be hard and I'm really going to miss it," Clark said. "(Coach John Maronto) was upset but he wants me to be happy ... it's a bittersweet type of thing."
North Gwinnett currently has three other prospects -- LB Brandon McGowan, WR Kitaro Lewis and ATH C.J. Uzomah -- listed by Rivals.com, and usually fields a championship-caliber squad every season. The Bulldogs finished the 2009 season ranked No. 2 in the 5A Georgia state coaches' poll.
"Yes, it is a very good school," Clark said.
The Clark family will be moving June 9.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun