March 5, 2013
Spring preview: Glenville alums Clark and Henry aim to set a trend
Cleveland Glenville wasn't very kind to Michigan from 2002-10, its best players seemingly always ending up at Ohio State. But in the past few years, the Wolverines landed defenders Frank Clark and Willie Henry, and both could be key contributors in 2013.
To some degree, Clark already has been. The junior weakside end started four games among 10 appearances last fall and was gaining steam as the year bore on after off-field troubles sidelined him early in the season. Clark led all Michigan defensive linemen with nine tackles for loss, including six in four November contests.
"He can still do so much more than he's already done," Glenville coach Ted Ginn Sr. said. "Frank, in my book and I know in his book, underachieved last year. He's such a great athlete and his numbers should be twice what they were, and he expects that of himself."
The 6-2, 262-pound Clark will enter spring the favorite to win the rush end post outright, though sophomore Mario Ojemudia and freshman Taco Charlton will battle for playing time, and classmate Brennen Beyer, if he stays put at weakside end, could also compete with Clark.
"Frank's the kind of player that just needs to let loose and let his instincts take over," Ginn said. "When he does that, there's no stopping him. When you're young, you fight that a little bit because your head is swimming with information, but the older you get, the more it becomes second nature, and you just go."
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