Rivals250 tight end Chris Clark has had a tumultuous recruitment. The Avon (Conn.) Avon Old Farms star committed to North Carolina a few weeks ago but has decided it is not in everyone's best interest that he stay committed while visiting other schools.
"North Carolina still might be the place for me," said the 6-foot-6, 245-pound Clark. "I don't want to be a shady type of kid by going on visits while I'm still committed. I really like North Carolina I just don't think it is fair to them because, if I do go somewhere else, I want them to still recruit tight ends. I feel like if I'm committed to them they feel obligated not to recruit other tight ends. If I'm looking around they should be able to look around too."
Clark's Michigan visit will start Thursday evening and Ohio State's visit will begin Friday evening.
"I'm just excited to see the schools," he said. "All the visits kind of tend to be the same and I've liked all the visits I've been on. I'm hoping to watch some tape and see how they use the tight end in their offense. I want to hang out with the players and get to know them. Seeing what they are like is important to me. I want to check out the campus also. Everybody has great facilities but I'm just excited to get on these two campuses because they are two schools I like."
Notre Dame is one of the other schools Clark is very high on. He recently visited the South Bend campus and people say the Irish are the leader but Clark says that isn't the case.
"I'm just taking everything in and we'll see where it goes from there," Clark said. "Notre Dame is a school I really like with the family ties and everything but I wouldn't call them the leader."
The spring evaluation period is always a busy time for recruits and Avon Old Farms will be hosting a number of college coaches as they come in to check on Clark.
"I talked to coach Malzhan from Auburn," he said. "I talked to the Notre Dame staff and they will be here next week. I talked to coach Edsall from Maryland. I also talked to some coaches from Ohio State. I know Tennessee, Auburn, Michigan, Notre Dame and Arizona State will be coming by."
Clark was adamant that when he commits again it will be the final time.