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USC Football News: Steve Clarkson Raves About Matt Fink

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Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback guru Steve Clarkson is holding one of his patented QB Retreat camps this Memorial Day weekend in San Diego. Among the competitors is USC quarterback commit Matt Fink.

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Fink committed to the Trojans’s 2016 recruiting class earlier this month and though it’s his first Clarskson camp, the heralded quarterback coach had some good things to say about his performance thus.

USCFootball.com recruiting analyst Gerard Martinez had the scoop on Twitter:

Fink’s athleticism has been the biggest draw in his recruitment from the Trojans. He’s projected to fit in with the hybrid offense that Steve Sarkisian is trying to put together, using spread and dual-threat concepts in pro-set forms.

That same notion is attached to Sam Darnold, a 2015 quarterback whom Fink will compete with for reps as early as next year.

Both guys give Sarkisian some options and plenty of upside, which is a luxury to have with a starting quarterback-in-waiting like Max Browne, who is expected to start in 2016 after Cody Kessler graduates.

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Other campers in San Diego include the Trojans’ former high-profile target and Ole Miss commit Shea Patterson, as well as Tate Martell, USC’s top 2017 target.

Martell finished just behind Patterson in a long ball challenge, tossing the rock 63 yards on the fly.

LSU commit Feleipe Franks won the battle with a record 78 yard throw according to Scout’s Greg Biggins, while Fink finished seventh with a throw of 59 yards.

Signing Day is just over nine months away for the 2016 recruiting class, and more than a year and a half away for Martell’s 2017 class.

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