Clark had been staying in touch with Tech Coach Lamar Owens. Monday, Charlie heard the words he’d been waiting for. "Coach Owens said I had a scholarship if I wanted to come to Georgia Tech. I took it as soon as he offered.” Coach Owens was impressed with Charlie’s motor and his physical play. “The staff is looking for players like that."
One of the reasons for the flip was the Tech offense. “It is similar to what I am used to, especially the blocking style. Tech being close to home also played a role in Charlie’s decision. Charlie is also friends with Tech offensive line commit Zach Quinney. “We played on the same team in the Rising Senior game and we were roommates when we stayed at the Tech hotel.” The Tech business school also caught Charlie’s attention. “I’m now in a Power 5 school that has the best combination of academics and athletics in the nation."
The switch to Tech also pleased Charlie’s parents. “They love I will be getting a first class degree and I am close to home. It will be easy for them to come to see me play and for me to come home without any problems."
Following his commit Charlie and the GT staff set up his official visit for the 20th. "There will be some uncommitted recruits and recruits committed to other schools there and they want me there to show them why I jumped at the chance to play for Georgia Tech. The staff wants players that really love Tech and want to be there no matter what."
Now that he has been offered and committed, Charlie has been added to the Tech recruits’ network. "We have talked about what we want and who we want to target to come to Tech with us. It is easily to see that this class is close."
It wasn’t easy for Charlie to call Tulane to let them know that he was switching his commit. "We talked and I told them that while I loved Tulane, this was something I had to do. It was the best thing for me.”
Look for Charlie to play tackle when he arrives at Tech. "Coach Ron West and I have talked and he feels that is where I need to be.” Coach West likes Charlie’s measurables. (6'4"- 287)
Tech and Marist were both in Ireland at the beginning of the season. Little did Charlie know at that time that he would end up at Tech. Charlie watched the game and the Tech blocking. “I felt like I could slide right in and learn everything quickly. I was pulling for Tech. Strange that we went to Ireland together and now I will be a member of the team. That is a great feeling."