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Two favorites for R250 TE Clark

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This weekend was a big weekend for Rivals250 tight end Chris Clark. The Avon (Conn.) Avon Old Farms star visited Michigan and Ohio State after officially decommitting from North Carolina about a week ago.
"I got up to Michigan Thursday night and I was there all day Friday," said the 6-foot-6, 245-pound Clark. "Then we drove down to Columbus and I was there Saturday."
"The first night a Michigan I went out to dinner with coach Ferrigno, the tight ends coach, and Jake Butt," he said. "That was really cool. We chatted a lot then I went back to the dorms with Jake and hang out with a lot of the players. They're really cool guys.
"On Friday we went through the normal unofficial visit stuff," Clark said. "We checked out the facilities, had lunch and talked with the coaches. I hung out with Clelin Ferrell because he was also on the visit. He is a really cool kid."
He also spent a lot of time with the Michigan coaching staff.
"I got to hang out with coach Nuss for a good amount of time," he said. "We talked football and they put together this thing that showed all the different things he did with the tight end at Alabama and Washington and took some cuts from my highlight tape to show that it is similar to what they do. That was really cool to see.
"Obviously I got to talk with coach Hoke," said Clark. "That was the first time I met him in person after talking with him a bunch of times on the phone. He's a really good coach and a guy that I could definitely see myself playing for."
The next day was Ohio State's chance to impress Clark.
"Saturday morning I went out to breakfast with coach Meyer, coach Hinton and my dad," he said. "Then we went to check out the facilities, which were awesome. I was with coach Meyer basically all day. We went to his office, sat down and had this huge talk. He was just telling to find out who trust most in this recruiting process. He believes he is the perfect guy for that. He really is a good guy and a winner, which is something I really look for. After that I had lunch with Jeff Heuerman and coach Hinton. It was cool to talk about Jeff's relationship with coach Meyer and coach Hinton.
"I went out to dinner with coach Meyer, coach Hinton and Marcus Baugh," Clark said. "After that I went back to the dorms with Marcus Baugh and had a good time. He's a really cool guy and liked hanging out with him and all the players."
Clark had previously claimed no leader but that isn't the case anymore.
"I really think it's going to come down to Michigan and Ohio State," he said. "Those are really the two schools that I really like a lot. These were definitely the two best visits I've had so far. Those two are my favorites right now."
Notre Dame and North Carolina were still in contention last week but Clark explained where they stand right now.
"Michigan and Ohio State are above both of them right now," said Clark. "I feel really comfortable at both of those schools, with the coaching staffs and the players."
A decision may not be coming as soon as originally thought for Clark.
"I'm going to have to get back to Michigan and Ohio State in June so my mom can see those schools," he said. "The latest would be July but I think they'll happen in June. "
Clark originally committed to North Carolina on March 16.
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