Chris Clark doesn't know where he will be playing college football, but UCLA claims to know the future of the four-star tight end.
As a recruiting pitch to the 6-foot-6, 247-pound prospect, the Bruins' recruiting staff wrote a fake, two-page ESPN The Magazine article about what Clark will do at UCLA.
According to the story, Clark will:
- Score a 57-yard touchdown on his first snap as a Bruin.
- Be a consensus first-team All-American all three seasons at UCLA.
- Lead the Bruins to the College Football Playoff as a sophomore.
- Win the Mackey Award and a national championship as a junior.
- Leave school for the NFL after his junior season, become "Rob Gronkowski 2.0."
Here's the story. It's pretty great.
Creating mock magazine covers is commonplace in recruiting, but a two-page article is something we haven't seen before. Well done, UCLA.