Editor's Note: We're still a long way off from National Signing Day 2016, but it's not too early to start looking at the kids committed to TCU for the class of 2016. We're starting today and running a few profiles a week until we've gone through the entire class.
Courtney Lark, a 6-foot-1 wide receiver out of Bellaire, Texas, is a signal that things on the recruiting trail are getting even better for the TCU Horned Frogs. Lark, a consensus 4-star prospect, is the No. 21 WR in the 2016 class and the No. 17 prospect in the state of Texas, per 247 Sports. He's currently the highest rated prospect in TCU's 2016 class, just ahead of fellow wide receiver, and JUCO transfer, Taj Williams.
Lark holds offers from a slew of schools, including Baylor, UCLA, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Nebraska, and Maryland. He's received five offers since committing to TCU on January 31st of this year, so it doesn't seem like things are slowing down for him quite yet.
Lark is a big receiver with good hands, and an ability to get open despite lacking elite speed. He's clocked at 4.76 for his 40 time, but it doesn't look like it hampers him too much when you watch his film. He's still capable of pulling away from safeties and corners once he has the ball in his hands, and as a junior, Lark pulled down 58 receptions for 1,138 yards and 16 touchdowns for Bellaire High School.
The good thing for Lark is that TCU's style of offense doesn't require a receiver to have all-world footspeed (although things work out well when that's the case too). Just look at Josh Doctson, who ran a 4.6 coming out of high school. Ultimately, Lark could find great success within the Meacham/Cumbie system, and if he gets to campus, should do just that.
Check out his highlights here: