Clark Yarbrough, an athletic offensive tackle prospect out of Woodberry Forest (Va.) High School, tips the scales at 6-foot-6, 260-pounds and has garnered scholarship offers from Duke, Maryland, UCF, Virginia and Wake Forest on the recruiting trail early on.
This week, Yarbrough and his family made a trip down to the Sunshine State to get an up-close look at a pair of programs actively recruiting him, including the Miami Hurricanes, who Yarbrough visited with for several hours on Thursday afternoon.
"The visit went great and they spent a ton of time with me," Yarbrough said. "I was with the coaches for about four hours. They showed everything that the campus has and I stopped by some of the coaches meetings.
"I had a great time and I really enjoyed it."
It wasn't just the football side of things that caught Yarbrough's full attention in his short stay in Coral Gables.
"I loved how there's such a focus on academics, because we had a chance to sit down with some of the women that work with football players that are in the business program," Yarbrough said. "That's something I'm very interested in and the fact that half of the team is in the business program was really impressive to me.
"They said to keep doing the right things and keep getting bigger. They're pretty new with recruiting me, so in terms of an offer, I'm not really sure what the timetable is. (Offensive line) coach (Art) Kehoe seems to really like me and we'll see where it goes from there."
On Friday night, the rising senior will be in attendance for a camp in Gainesville at the University of Florida, a program that Yarbrough is elated to get some hands-on training from.
"On my first visit, I spent all of the time with (running backs) coach (Brian) White, coach (Mike) Summers, the offensive line coach, and head coach Will Muschamp," Yarbrough said. "I'm looking forward to having some time to really work with coach Summers hands-on and giving him a chance to see how I play in person.
"Right now, it's all about improving and getting better, and that's all I can ask for."
The University of Virginia, who was one of the initial schools to tender a scholarship offer to the offensive lineman, is a school that Yarbrough is very familiar with and has family ties to.
"I love UVA and I have a ton of family connections there," Yarbrough said. "I like that it's close and a lot of my family could see me play. I have a great relationship with (head) coach (Mike) London. He's my dude and I love that guy."
Over the next few weeks, Yarbrough plans on camping at Vanderbilt, Tennessee, North Carolina, Duke, Stanford and UCLA.
The offensive lineman says he has no leaders in his recruitment.Follow @Corey_Bender