New Michigan Man: TE Chris Clark

When Brady Hoke arrived on campus, he made it a point to highlight the power running game and tight end position for the Wolverines. While he is still building that offensive power run game, he has started to collect a ridiculous riches of talent at the tight end position. And that stable just got even stronger with the #1 tight end in the nation, Chris Clark, committing to Team 136!

It\’s official I\’m gonna be a michigan wolverine blessed to have the opportunity it\’s been an unreal process #GoBlue

— Chris Clark (@Clark8Chris) June 19, 2014

Clark is the prototypical tight end for any pro-style offense. At 6\’6\’\’ 247lbs, Clark has the height, size, and athleticism to be a mismatch nightmare when receiving or blocking. Expect him to possibly play right away, depending on the depth because Jake Butt, Keith Heitzman, Ian Bunting, and Khalid Hill are in front of him on the depth chart on day one.

This recruitment was a little wild as Clark went from a low rater prospect to the top tight end in the country. He also committed to North Carolina for a short period of time after making a quick trigger decision. So, with so many top teams courting him, he decided do decommit so he could visit the other schools. Well, one stood out above all the rest because of their tradition, coaching staff, and utilization of the position. That school was the University of Michigan.

Height: 6\’6\’\’

Weight: 247lbs

Offers: Everyone

Rankings: Scout (5*, #1 TE) – 247 (4*, #4 TE) – Rivals (4*, #7 TE) – ESPN (4*, #3 TE)


As for the Rest of the Class

Clark is the 8th member of Team 136 which means there are between 5-9ish spots available. Even with Clark on the board, the staff will still recruit tight end Tyrone Wheatley Jr., since they are hoping to take two to help fill the depth chart. Besides a 2nd tight end, the class should be filled up with 1-2 more offensive lineman, 0-2 more defensive backs depending on the Shaun Crawford situation, 1-2 wide receivers, 0-1 running backs, and 1-2 more linebackers.