Nation's Top Tight End Ready To Decide

Feb. 3 -- The nation's No. 1 tight end, Chris Clark of Avon (Conn.) Old Farms, talks about his two finalists and will announce his decision Wednesday morning...

UCLA or Michigan?

After months upon months of weighing options, looking at schools and making official visits to his finalists, five-star tight end Chris Clark of Avon (Conn.) Old Farms will make his decision Wednesday.

Clark, the No. 1 tight end in the class, is down to the Bruins and Wolverines, and he will make his decision at 8:30 a.m. EST.

“I’m looking at UCLA and I like the opportunity to come in and play early,” Clark said. “It’s an unbelievable coaching staff. They are very similar to what I am like as a person in terms of my personality.”

Clark made his official visit to the Westwood campus the weekend of Jan. 23, and he hit it off well with Bruins quarterback commit Josh Rosen.

“All the guys on the team are awesome,” he said. “I’m coming in with an elite class and the No. 1 quarterback in the country. That’s why I love them.”

Michigan is a much more interesting situation.

Clark originally committed to North Carolina, but then decommitted and pledged to former Michigan coach Brady Hoke. However, when Hoke was fired, Clark decommitted and was set to look at Texas and USC as well as the Bruins.

But when the Wolverines hired former Stanford and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, Clark immediately began showing interest again and he made a January official visit to Ann Arbor.

“Michigan,” Clark said, “It’s the tradition, the fact coach Harbaugh has produced a lot of NFL tight ends and the opportunity to say I played at the University of Michigan and play in the Big House. There are a lot of pros for them, too.”


Bruin Report Online Top Stories