Cleveland linebacker/tight end Frank Clark has committed and already signed with Michigan, according to Tom VanHaaren. Clark was set to announce his decision between Michigan and North Carolina later in the morning, but he decided to share the news a bit early since his letter of intent has already been sent in to the Wolverines.
Clark is from the famed Glenville High School. Coached by Ted Ginn Sr., Glenville churns out a number of solid college football recruits each year. Michigan has whiffed on Glenville recruits completely over the better part of the last decade, however. The last Glenville player to go to Michigan was Pierre Woods, and that was almost 10 years ago. Lloyd Carr tried to tap back into the Glenville pipeline but failed, and Rich Rodriguez never was able to secure a commitment from any Glenville players during his three years in Ann Arbor. Brady Hoke has pulled off that feat after only being on the job for a few weeks by securing Clark.
Clark is listed as both a linebacker and a tight end, but he is expected to play LB at Michigan. He is a three-star recruit on Rivals, Scout and ESPN, and he has offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, North Carolina and Cal, among others.
With Clark now on board, Michigan has a total of 19 commits for its 2011 recruiting class.