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2026 4-Star DB Andre Clarke Jr: Hermitage HS (VA)

Richmond, Virginia - Meet Andre Clarke Jr., the dynamic 4-star defensive back from Hermitage High School, whose skills on the field have garnered attention nationwide. Standing tall at 6'1" and weighing in at 175lbs, Clarke's journey into football began at a tender age, fueled by his innate love for the game.

"I started playing organized ball at the age of 4 (non-contact)," reminisces Clarke, tracing back the roots of his football passion. "My dad got me involved in sports, but football was always my favorite sport."

With each step of his journey, Clarke has relied on the guidance of mentors and coaches to sharpen his skills. "I usually work with Coach Nice and Tony Tate (DB Coach) and Coach Kytwan my wide receiver coach," he shares, emphasizing the collaborative effort behind his development.

Beyond the gridiron, Clarke finds balance in track and field, a sport that complements his football prowess. "Yes, I run track during winter and spring," he confirms, highlighting his commitment to maintaining peak physical condition year-round.

Clarke's talent has not gone unnoticed, with a plethora of offers from esteemed institutions lining his recruitment journey. "I’m really taking my time and weighing all options at this point before I commit," he states. "For me, besides the weather in Florida, I feel as if these schools have the best db coaches that can help me with my craft to get me in the league."

As he gears up for the upcoming football season, Clarke's dedication to his craft is unwavering. "I’m preparing as we speak for the season by running track, playing 7v7 (Select Few), weightlifting and training with my db/wr specialist," he affirms, outlining his rigorous off-season routine.

Off the field, Clarke's commitment to community service shines through. "What makes me unique is that I love life and I want to give back my time, energy, and resources back to my community and my youngins that look up to me," he expresses. From volunteering at football youth camps to aiding the homeless, Clarke's impact transcends the game.

With his talent, work ethic, and dedication to serving others, Andre Clarke Jr. is not just a rising star in football but a beacon of inspiration both on and off the field. Keep an eye on this young phenom as he continues to leave his mark on the world of sports.

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