Lions' Clark commits to Air Force Academy

The pipeline from Gwinnett County to the Air Force football program continues.

Peachtree Ridge quarterback Asher Clark has committed to the Falcons.

"It just seems like the best place for me and my family and for me to continue my football career," Clark said.

Last year five players from Gwinnett County signed with the service academy.

Clark, who has a 3.92 GPA, chose Air Force over Virginia Military Institute, Navy, Bucknell, Georgetown and several other Ivy League schools.

Clark visited the Colorado-based program on Jan. 11 and after touring the campus gave a verbal commitment to head coach Troy Calhoun.

"The one thing that stood out to me was Coach Calhoun and how he handles the whole program," Clark said.

Air Force was 9-4 last season and reached the Armed Forces Bowl. The star of the team was Wesleyan grad Chad Hall, who Clark knows from when he went to Wesleyan as a freshman.

"He wasn't the biggest player, but he came through for the team when they needed him and gave them a spark," Clark said. "That's something I hope to come in and do."

At 5-foot-7, Clark was one of the top quarterbacks in the county last year. Clark led Peachtree Ridge to an 8-4 record and the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. Against North Cobb in the first round, Clark passed for 138 yards and 3 TDs to beat the No. 1 team in the state.

The senior completed 56 percent of his passes for 1,513 yards, 13 TDs and 6 interceptions last season. Clark also rushed for 748 yards, the most by any Gwinnett quarterback in 2007, and 5 touchdowns.

As a junior, Clark played at Duluth, passing for 254 yards, 1 TD and 3 INTs.