NC State Football Recruiting: Tar Heels Pitch Offer to Jeremiah Clarke


One of my favorite rivals in all of college football is the North Carolina and North Carolina State rivalry. Just so many on field memories, but now the two rivals are taking it to the recruiting level.

N.C. State wide receiver Bryan Underwood (80) celebrates with tight end Asa Watson (82) after Watson caught a 26-yard pass for a touchdown during the second half of the Wolfpack’s 37-6 victory over Wake Forest at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina, Saturday, November 10, 2012. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)

Larry Fedora and the North Carolina Tar Heels have extended a scholarship offer to Alexandria, Virginia’s Jeremiah Clarke. He was pulled out of class early on Tuesday afternoon to receive a phone call from Coach Fedora.

Fedora and staff were impressed with his tape and it is reported that the coaching staff even had some heated debates about Clarke.

Clarke is leaning heavily towards the Wolfpack, but is far from a decision.

The six feet, five inch tall and 272 pound defensive end has received offers from: NC State, Penn State, Virginia, Charlotte, North Carolina, Old Dominion, San Diego State, and Toledo.

While Virginia Tech is his dream school, he has not heard from the Hokies. He hopes that will change. The more schools from the Atlantic Coast Conference start pitching offers, the more it should begin to be turning heads at Virginia Tech. For now North Carolina State remains the favorite with Penn State and Virginia also listed as his other favorites schools.

In 2012, he recorded thirty-eight tackles, seven sacks, and forced three fumbles.