Dontae Clark Jr. | Wakefield High School | RB | 2021

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Q: Tell us about your high school career and what the recruiting process has been like thus far.

A: I’ve attended two different high schools. Bishop McNamara and Wakefield. I played freshman my freshman year and played varsity for the next two years and I’m going to play my last year of high school football this season.

 

Q: When did you receive your first offer and what school was it from? How many offers have you received thus far?

A: I haven’t received any offers yet, but I have many interests and I’ve been speaking with a lot of coaches.

 

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: I think my biggest accomplishment in my sports career is that I’ve thrived in every sport that I played. (Football, Basketball, Track).

 

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at your school?

A: I think that one of the most important things I learned from my coaching staff is patience and I’ve gained a higher IQ of the game from them.

 

Q: What have you learned during this unique time in 2020? What did you focus on or accomplish during Quarantine?

A: Something I learned during this time is that life is not promised and you have to live everyday like it’s your last. Whether that means grinding on the field, court, classroom etc.

 

Q: If you could play in college, what would you choose to major in? What are your plans if football doesn’t work out?

A: I would major in broadcasting. If football doesn’t work out I would like to have my own talk show or podcast about sports.

 

Q: What would your current teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: I think my current teammates would say that I’m a very vocal leader and passionate about winning.

 

Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career so far?

A:  One of the most memorable plays of my career so far was my first play back from injury. I ran a 15 yard touchdown to give my team the lead.

 

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge is managing my injuries and I manage it by going to physical therapy.

 

Q: If you could compare yourself to a collegiate or pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A: I would compare myself to Victor Cruz. I’ve read his book and we have a lot in common and he is very hard working and determined like me.

 

Q: What is your biggest strength and why should college coaches & scouts consider you?

A: I think my biggest strength is that I am an overall athlete and I’m able to play all positions on the field and thrive at everyone I play.

 

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A:  I give back to the neighbor by training the neighborhood kids

 

Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 High School National Scouting Combine and what are your goals for the combine?

A: I am preparing for the combine by working out everyday and doing combine drills.

 

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement would be earning a scholarship to play football at a university.

 

Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football? Do you play other sports?

A: I enjoy hanging out with friends and playing video games. Other than football I play basketball and I run track.

 

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A:  The most influential person in my life is my Mom. She’s the hardest worker ever and she’s a very good example of hard work and determination. She also my number 1 fan.

 

Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

A: I think something unique about me that people find would interesting is that I’m bilingual and my IQ for all sports is very high.