Manchester DB Kei’Trel Clark (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
recruit804 Fab 30: Kei’Trel Clark WR/DB Manchester #26
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
The safety position is the last line of defense on the back half of a defense. If you’re expecting help overtop because you’ve dropped down in coverage, then you rest easy in knowing you have a guy that can be at the right place at the right time without even looking back not even once. Manchester starting safety Kei’Trel Clark is the type of defender that is known for making sure each and every play stays in front of him. Last season was proof of that as he continued to hone his skills as the ultimate center fielder in the Manchester secondary. The sky is the limit for Clark heading into his senior season as he attempts to help the Lancers pick up right where they left off.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the city of Richmond. Continuing our countdown as the 26th best senior prospect region-wide is Manchester starting free safety Kei’Trel Clark.
#26 Kei’Trel Clark (2019 WR/DB 5-10 156) – Manchester High School
First off, recognition has to go to Manchester head football coach Tom Hall for recognizing the find he has in Kei’Trel Clark. It’s bad enough that wide receivers, running backs and tight ends have to deal with him when they look across the line of scrimmage. At the same time, once their possession is over, opposing teams then have to deal with the chemistry that has formed between him and starting quarterback Brendon Clark. As a sophomore, Clark’s skill set was on full display and allowed him to pick up All-Conference first team honors.
However, in terms of accolades, Clark had a down junior season. Despite notching All-Metro honorable mention, collegiate programs began to take a hard look at him during the dead period of the off-season. Clark was able to pick up his first two offers back in June from Virginia University of Lynchburg and also from UVA-Wise. Charlotte, Rutgers, and the Citadel (among other programs) have all gotten the chance to court the Manchester product as recently as mid-July. As if all that wasn’t enough, Clark is also a contributing prospect for the Hype Hunchos 7-on-7 team.
All-in-all, with a secondary that already possesses big-play capability with the likes of Val West, Kwame Dehaney, and even Isaiah Williams, Clark adds to what could be a very dominant season for the Lancers.
– Brandon Mitchell
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