Three-star Exton (Penn.) Downingtown East offensive tackle Michael Clark entered the weekend's official visit to Syracuse without an offer from the Orange. That changed quickly as he picked one up Friday evening.
Soon after, he decided he had found the right home for his college career. Clark committed to Syracuse before heading back home.
Clark was originally committed to Maryland, but reopened his recruitment with the coaching change in College Park. After decommitting, Syracuse and Pittsburgh jumped to the forefront.
After visiting the Orange, he found the right place for him despite not visiting the Panthers.
Not only does Syracuse add another three-star offensive lineman with length and potential, but they do so by winning a recruiting battle over a conference rival.
National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn likes Clark as a prospect.
"Clark is big and long, which always takes a little longer to develop, but the base exists to be a very good player," Dohn said. "He has good arm length and gets off the ball quickly. He has a tendency to lean instead of being patient. He needs to develop his foot quickness a little more, but the beginning stages are there. Clark gets off the ball well, but when he reaches, it minimizes his impact and strength. Give him time and he will develop."