Back in March, the North Carolina Tar Heels thought they pulled off quite the coup when 4-star tight end Chris Clark gave his pledge to the Tar Heels.
Unfortunately for the Tar Heels, Clark soon decided he would be announcing his decision at The Opening, an event put on in Oregon for the country’s elite high school prospects. Clark, however, couldn’t wait that long and he committed to the Michigan Wolverines Thursday. Clark made the announcement so that he could recruit at The Opening.
“Just the fact I want to have the opportunity to recruit at The Opening,” Clark said via Steve Wiltfong of 24/7 Sports, “I want to let people know I’m at Michigan and I’d like to tell people they’re building big things at Michigan and tell them to be part of it.
“I just feel so good at Michigan. I thought it would be a great day to do it with my mom and dad here.”
Clark couldn’t count the reasons he wound up choosing the Wolverines.
“There is so many things,” Clark reeled off. “The coaching staff. The players. The comfortability I felt at the school. Coach Hoke, Coach Nussmeier, Coach Ferrigno, all three of them, I just love them and I can’t wait to play for them. The football aspect is big and there isn’t much better places to play football in than the Big House.”
The 6’6, 247-pounder attends Avon Old Farms High School in Avon, Connecticut. He is ranked as the second-best tight end prospect in the country, the second-best overall prospect in the state of Connecticut and the 101st-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports.
Clark had an impressive list of offers, including the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, LSU Tigers and Michigan State Spartans, among others.