Clark's motivation to switch spring sports was clear – to get bigger and stronger for football.
He currently holds eight Division I offers, mostly from the Mid-American Conference – including Northern Illinois – as well as Iowa State. He's talking to Northwestern, Michigan State and Iowa, and plans to visit Kentucky soon.
"I'll probably make a decision over the summer," Clark said.
On the track Clark thinks the 100 is his best race, as he's able to hold his top speed. He has the natural athleticism, but there is a learning curve from football to track.
"In track you are running straight ahead and you don't have to do the cuts and things on the football field that make him special," Milner said. "He has to learn the technique with the blocks and mechanics. That comes with training. Once he gets used to it you'll see better times."
Oswego East's distance standout, Matt Blanco, likewise hopes to see better times as the season progresses and weather improves.
Blanco, an Illinois State recruit, won the 1,600 Friday in 4:39.44. Teammate Brad Wiggins was third in 4:42.70.
"Just warming up my legs felt a lot heavier than they usually do," said Blanco, who earlier ran a 2:07 split in Oswego East's 3,200 relay. "I'm happy to come out with the 10 points for the team, but a faster time would have been better."