Five-Star Prospect Down to Two

Jan. 6 -- The nation's #1 tight end, Chris Clark, from Connecticut, didn't play in the Under Armour All-American Game due to injury, but we spoke to him about his recruitment and nearing a decision...

Chris Clark is the top tight end prospect in America, and his recruitment has taken several twists and turns since first committing to North Carolina a year ago.

Clark, 6-foot-6, 247-pounds, announced at the Under Armour Game that he has narrowed his decision to two schools. He will visit both in the next two weeks.

"I'm down to UCLA and Michigan, and those two are it for me," Clark stated. "It's so close right now between those two, but I don't want to include any other schools. There is a part of me that thinks UCLA could be the right spot, but I want to take both officials and compare the two programs. I don't know a lot about UCLA, but I sure like what they're telling me."

He discussed what is attractive to him about the UCLA program.

"I've never been to UCLA, but I'm looking forward to it," he said. "They have a great program under Coach (Jim) Mora and their coaches are awesome to talk to. I know I'm going to like the campus, so I want to see how comfortable I am with everything, but they could definitely be the one."

Clark is in the process of trying to become more familiar with new Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. The two have spoken already.

"Michigan is also right there and my first conversation with Coach Harbaugh was great," he added. "He thinks Michigan is going to turn into Tight End U. and I'm the guy he wants. He said he's going to incorporate them into the offense, and he did that at Stanford."

"He also used Vernon Davis at San Francisco, so he said I could be the first big commit and be the face and leader of the class," he continued. "He wants me to jump on board now and thinks we could do great things together."

Although he was committed to Michigan until recently, Clark has yet to take an official visit to the school.

"I have not visited Michigan officially yet, but plan to do so in two weeks," he stressed. "That's not for sure, but I'm thinking it will be UCLA first, then Michigan."

"It will definitely be those two visits, and then my decision a couple weeks before National Signing Day," Clark said. "I'm ready to get this over with, and my recruitment has been insane. I definitely rushed the North Carolina commitment, but the Michigan commitment was the right decision because I loved Coach (Brady) Hoke and that staff."

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