The North Carolina Tar Heels picked up commitment number 13 on Father's Day from defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke. The Alexandria (Va.) T.C. Williams product had numerous other offers but chose to play his college football in Chapel Hill.
"I just committed to North Carolina," said the 6-foot-4, 276-pound Clarke. "I chose the Tar Heels because I had a gut feeling that it was the place for me. The campus, the coaching staff and the football is great and so is the education. Everything is great. It came down to where I would fit best for four years and that place is North Carolina."
Needless to say Head Coach Larry Fedora was more than pleased to hear the news.
"I just got off the phone with Coach Fedora," Clarke said. "When I told him I wanted to commit he said that was one of the best Father's Day gifts he could ask for. He was very excited."
Clarke has some high expectations for the Tar Heels during his years on campus.
"I'm going to go down there and use my size and speed and hopefully dominate the ACC on the defensive line," he said. "I want to help us win football games and maybe the national championship."
A few other schools were close to landing Clarke.
"I chose North Carolina overPenn State, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech," said Clarke. "Penn State was second, Wake Forest was third and Virginia Tech was fourth."
Clarke will be in Chapel Hill next month but in the mean time he is planning on trying to recruit Marvin Stewart.