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Syracuse Football Recruiting: Chris Clark No Longer Verbally Committed to Orange

Five-star TE Chris Clark and the coaching staff have mutually agreed that Syracuse wasn't the right fit for Clark.

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When Chris Clark announced his intent to transfer to the Syracuse Orange, it was lauded as the highest recruit coming to Syracuse in recent memory. Alas, ten days later, Clark and the Syracuse coaching staff have decided that Syracuse is not the right fit for Clark.

Throughout his recruiting process, Syracuse was the fourth school that Clark was verbally committed to. Clark originally committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels. He subsequently flipped to the Michigan Wolverines. After Brady Hoke was fired at Michigan, Clark gave his verbal commitment to the UCLA Bruins. After playing in part of one game at UCLA, Clark decided to transfer. After verbally committing to Syracuse, Clark and Syracuse have parted ways after ten days.

According to Mike McAllister from, the Syracuse coaching staff made the decision that Clark was not the right fit for Syracuse. McAllister also cited the lack of roster space for a player who would not be available to play until 2017. Syracuse has an immediate need at TE and Clark wouldn't be able to help the team immediately.

Other targets at TE for the 2016 class include two three-star recruits from the Peach State in Sam Letton and Brett Shepherd.