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3-star linebacker Derrion Clark commits to Arizona

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The Wildcats add another Texas prospect

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The Arizona Wildcats continue to add talent from Texas.

The UA received a commitment from three-star linebacker Derrion Clark on Saturday. Clark attends South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas.

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker is the No. 1,826 player in the 2019 class, per 247Sports composite rankings. Clark is also the No. 78 inside linebacker and No. 299 player in the state of Texas.

He is officially visiting Arizona this weekend. The UA was his only Power-Five offer.

Clark earned AP Class 5A first-team all-state honors as a junior and sophomore. In 12 games in 2017, Clark tallied 111 tackles, 19 sacks, and 26 tackles for loss, per MaxPreps.

His primary recruiter is UA defensive coordinator Marcel Yates, per 247Sports. Yates doubles as Arizona’s linebackers coach.

Clark becomes the fifth member of Arizona’s 2019 class. Two others are from Texas, including four-star quarterback Grant Gunnell, who is the centerpiece of the class.

That is a stark contrast from the Rich Rodriguez days, when the UA hardly recruited in Texas. Kevin Sumlin’s ties in the state have quickly paid dividends.

Here are Clark’s junior year highlights: