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Two-year team captain... Three-year starter at DE for Class 5A school located north of Dallas-Fort Worth... Helped Raiders to 10-3 mark and 5A state quarterfinals as senior... As senior, named First Team All-District after registering 28 solo tackles, five tackles for loss, five quarterback sacks and deflecting four passes... Also started at DE as sophomore and junior, contributing to Raiders' 12-1 campaign in 2011... Two-year starting forward on varsity basketball squad... Standout thrower in track & field, with personal best in shot put of 52'6".
Sekou (SAY-koo) Toole Clark... "Koo"... Born May 31, 1996... Only child of Kevin Clark and Iris Royal... Dad works for U.S. Post Office; mom is a teacher.
RYAN COACH CONROY HINES
"He is a high character kid, a good student, a pleasant student to be around. He always has a smile on his face. He was a good representative and role model of our team for the last several years.
"Sekou is one of those kids who has a big upside. He is growing into his body and growing into being a dominant defensive end. All of his best performances came in the playoffs.
"He is more of an edge rusher right now. As he continues to get experience against better personnel, which he will playing in the Southeastern Conference, that will help develop other aspects of his game. As Sekou learns to take on and shed blocks, his game is going to improve quickly."
Selected Vanderbilt over Boise State, Washington State, Louisiana-Monroe and Tulane among others