Texas native J.C. Chalk has been committed to Clemson for almost a year now. Simply put, it's been a while.
And sometimes when a prospect from that far away pledges for the orange and white there is concern that commitment may not last.
Not so with the nation's No. 16 tight end.
Chalk has also been a semi-regular visitor to Tigertown since announcing his commitment, including a quick trip up last month.
"The trip was great I loved getting to see them practice and getting to talk with all the coaches," Chalk tells CUTigers. "I am actually not going to be able to come this weekend because sadly I have prom on Saturday. But everything else is going well."
After an impressive performance at The Opening earlier this spring, Chalk has been receiving much more attention on the recruiting trails - including an offer from Alabama.
Texas A&M and others have since followed.
Chalk, by the way, is the grand son of legendary Alabama head coach Gene Stallings.
"That (Alabama) offer was a huge blessing but that offer didn't change my mind one bit there isn't a school in the country that could change my mind," he said. "I'm as solid as I can be."
In the meantime, Chalk says he'll be back on campus later this summer and continues to work extremely hard in the weightroom.
"I am coming for camp and then I am going to stay at a lake house for a full week," he said. "I've been in the weight room trying to get bigger while maintaining my speed."
Couldn't be happier about being committed to Clemson— JC Chalk (@JCChalk) March 28, 2015