The 2023 recruiting class for Louisville Football, on paper, will go down as the greatest class in the history of the program. It is stacked with a ridiculous amount of talent and now the deck is stacked even more with the addition of composite 4 Star LB Stanquan Clark.
JUST IN: 4⭐️ linebacker Stanquan Clark has committed to Scott Satterfield and @LouisvilleFB 🔥— 247Sports (@247Sports) August 14, 2022
“It’s a lot of people from Miami up there and they treat me like family.” @moneymannquann x @247Louisville pic.twitter.com/QV5DUP7D7J
It’s #GoCards for Stanquan Clark, who announces his commitment from a barber chair. “Louisville .. it’s like the 305,” he tells @247Sports. More here: https://t.co/UiKoZzzJGK pic.twitter.com/x2aSoaUYbc— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) August 14, 2022
The Miami, FL native is 6’2 215 lbs and plays for Miami Killian High School. Clark chose UofL over his other finalists Miami, Michigan, Auburn, NC State, Rutgers, FAU, and uk.
He is ranked as the 318th-best overall prospect in the class and number 25 nationally at his position per 247sports composite rankings.
Last season, he recorded 131 total tackles, 24 tackles for loss, forced 2 fumbles, had 4 sacks, and picked off 2 passes. He also scored 1 defensive TD. In other words, against the excellent talent south Florida has to offer, Clark was a monster defensive talent.
Clark is a standout LB that is the type of player that seems to be ready-made for the Card position of hybrid LB-S. However, his high school uses him mostly as an ILB after moving him from S. Clark’s unique transition allows him to be adept in the box in a standard LB role, but also be able to be utilized in coverage reliably. He is fast for his size and strong. I expect him to get stronger and put on some more lean muscle once he gets into a college training program. Clark can blitz both to stop the run and to put pressure on a QB. Once he gets his hands on the offensive player, they don’t go anywhere, but down. His ability to avoid blockers, remain patient, let a play develop, and then strike to get a tackle for loss or little gain is next level. Clark understands how to diagnose plays and then be in the correct spot to make the stop. However, without the prowess and power to make the stop, being in the right spot doesn’t mean much. Clark has the prowess and power to get the RB or QB on the ground. In the end, Clark could be a special LB for the Cards.