NCF On The Trail: Jeremiah Clarke

UNC scores DL Jeremiah Clarke

June, 16, 2013
Defensive lineman Jeremiah Clarke (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) committed Sunday to play for North Carolina, according to multiple reports.

In early May, Clarke announced a top six of Miami (Fla.), Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia, Wake Forest and the Tar Heels.

Charlotte, Connecticut, Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Nebraska, NC State, Old Dominion, San Diego State, Temple, Toledo, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest also offered the 6-foot-4, 265-pound prospect.

He is pledge No. 13 for UNC in the 2014 class.
Defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) took the next step in the recruiting process Tuesday night by announcing his top six on Twitter.

The 6-foot-4, 272-pound lineman said the schools on his short list now include Penn State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia, Miami (Fla.) and Tennessee. Clarke said in a text he's not yet sure whether he'll visit any of those schools again.

The Virginia product is currently hoping to commit somewhere by the end of the month, so his top-six announcement was expected. He holds 17 offers, and some of the bigger schools left off his top six included Maryland, Nebraska, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

He finished his junior season with 11.5 sacks despite playing six games with a broken left hand. He also had 38 tackles, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one blocked kick and seven quarterback hurries through 10 games.

According to Clarke, Penn State's staff told him that his playing style was similar to third-round NFL draft pick Jordan Hill.

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April, 19, 2013
Andrew BrownScott Fink for ESPNDefensive tackle Andrew Brown is the No. 3-ranked player overall in the ESPN 150.

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How will the ESPN 150 fare?

At least five prospects in the ESPN 150 are set to take part on Sunday: DT Andrew Brown (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Frommel Smith), CB Jalen Tabor (Washington, D.C./Friendship Collegiate), OT Damian Prince (Forestville, Md./Bishop McNamara), WR Adonis Jennings (Erial, N.J./Timber Creek) and QB Caleb Henderson (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock). Brown will be the top prospect there, as he's ranked as the No. 3 overall player in the country, while Tabor is No. 19 and Prince is No. 33. Henderson committed to North Carolina last week, but the other ESPN 150 prospects are still searching for that right school.

Defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke picked up two Penn State shirts and some socks downtown Wednesday after an unofficial visit he labeled "perfect."

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