Four-star DT Khairi Clark pulls trigger for Gators

By Adam Silverstein
June 22, 2013

Continuing to make an impact in the South Florida recruiting scene, the Florida Gators on Saturday landed one of the top 2014 defensive tackles in the country when four-star Khairi Clark (Hollywood, FL) verbally committed to the program.

According to’s Blake Alderman, Clark’s pledge was not expected by the Gators’ coaching staff. He first announced his commitment on Twitter.

“Just committed to the University of Florida!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” he wrote.

Ranked by Rivals as the No. 139 overall player in his class, Clark chose Florida over Miami but was also offered by Alabama.

Clark (6-foot-2, 325-pounds) had not visited Gainesville, FL, until he came to town for the Gators’ final spring practice but obviously left impressed.

Defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson and defensive line coach Brad Lawing were both instrumental in his recruitment, according to ITG.

The Gators’ third-highest rated pledge and 11th commitment overall, Clark is joined along the defensive line by four-star DT Anthony Moten (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and three-star defensive end Taven Bryan (Casper, WY).

He is also listed as a four-star prospect (No. 147 overall) by ESPN but is considered a five-star player by Scout.


  1. VO2max says:

    Moving along nicely. Champ is slowly but surely erecting a concrete wall up front.

  2. Donnie W says:

    With the recruits and coaches that at Florida the university will soon be known around NFL circles as line of scrimmage U. Great get for the staff and welcome aboard Khairi! Go Gators!

  3. joe says:

    Now To Get Some 5 Star O Lineman

  4. Conky3000 says:


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