In central Virginia Clark Yarbrough has remained largely under the radar. The sophomore offensive tackle from Woodberry Forest (Va.) Woodberry Forest School only has five regional offers right now but once he gets out on the camp circuit more offers should be coming in.
"I grew up a Virginia fan," said the 6-foot-6, 257-pound Yarbrough. "My cousin played there, my granddad played there and my dad grew up in Charlottesville so I grew up a big Virginia football and basketball fan. Getting that offer meant a lot to me but that stuff won't affect my decision at all when it comes down to it. I've gone to countless football games there but my only real visit to Virginia was for their junior day where I saw everything. It was a great experience.
"Maryland is moving to the Big Ten and that's big boy football so I was pretty excited about that offer," he said. "They were my first offer and I was really happy that they were willing to take a chance on me. I talk to coach Powell from up there and I really like him a lot. We've built a good relationship.
"I think Duke is really coming a long," Yarbrough said. "They had a great year last year and it's a very prestigious school. That's some place I could see myself but it's hard to say that without actually being on their campus. I'm really looking forward to this summer so I can get on campus and experience it for myself.
"Wake Forest is the same deal as Duke," he said. "It's a great academic school, great alumni network and pretty much the same thing."
Yarbrough also holds an offer from UCF and he feels like two more are close to offering him.
"I think Tennessee is recruiting me the hardest right now," said Yarbourgh. "I talk to coach Azzanni and coach Mahoney. I'm pretty sure I'm going down there on June 9. I've talked to North Carolina a good bit. They want me to come to camp for an evaluation. Those two are the closest to offering me."
Yarbrough is the first to admit that he needs to get out and see some schools.
"I haven't visited any campuses so I'm trying to knock a lot of those out this summer," he said. "I will be doing camps at Florida on June 6, Vanderbilt on June 10, Stanford on June 19 and UCLA on June 22. I'm also going to visit Tennessee on June 9, North Carolina on June 14, Duke on June 16 and Maryland on June 30."
Yarbrough helped Woodberry Forest School to an eight win season last year.