Jeremiah Clarke of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, signed his letter of intent on National Signing Day today to play for North Carolina. Clarke is a talented defensive lineman who rates out as a three-star prospect according to ESPN. He will join a talented trio of UNC defensive line recruits who look to provide depth and make some plays for UNC this fall.
Rank: 48th Positional, 16th State
Rating: Three Stars (ESPN)
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Clarke is one of the more talented players on defensive in UNC’s 2014 haul, but it is unclear where he will fit in for the Heels. He is listed as a defensive talent, but he needs to add some more weight before he can be productive in the middle of UNC’s defense. In high school, he dominated and was great at stuffing up run plays, but we will see how he will transition into college ball playing against bigger, faster lineman.
I could also see Jeremiah Clarke moving to offensive line eventually. UNC will have a lot of young guys competing for spots this fall, and Clarke might be a better fit on the offensive side of the football. Overall, Clarke is a great athlete who gives Carolina some versatility in how to use him. He can play multiple positions on the defensive line well, and could eventually even transition to O-Line for the Heels.
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