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North Carolina Football Recruiting: Tar Heels Add 4-star TE Chris Clark

Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

The North Carolina Tar Heels earned a surprise commitment from one of the top tight ends in the nation on Sunday afternoon as 2015 4-star Chris Clark committed to the Tar Heels over Georgia, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

The 6-foot-6, 247-pound Connecticut native has been a tough prospect to read throughout the college football offseason as he was once predicted to be a Georgia lean after visiting Athens in the fall, but both Notre Dame and Ohio State were making their own respective pushes until Clark visited North Carolina this past weekend.

Clark enjoyed his visit to Chapel Hill so much that he decided to commit on the spot even though he had visits already scheduled for the upcoming weekends. Now, however, Clark stated that his recruitment is over and that he will no longer take any more official visits.

Clark is rated as the 126th-best player in the nation and the No. 3 tight end in the country. He has a great frame with still room to go, and he has the ability to be a big-time playmaker in the passing game especially in the red zone. This past season as a junior, he recorded 39 catches for 417 yards and six touchdowns.

With the addition of Clark, the Tar Heels now have four commitments for their 2015 class, which ranks 22nd in the nation and fourth overall in the ACC. Clark is the highest-rated commitment as the other three (Ronnie Harrison, Anthony Ratliff, and Andre Smith) are all 3-stars.

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