Colin Dunlap | 3:36 p.m. Friday, March 27
After initially making a verbal commitment to Pitt,
Allderdice senior defensive end Will Clarke changed his tack and signed
with West Virginia today.
Clarke, who is 6-feet-6, 260-pounds, is the first Allderdice player to sign with a BCS school since Pitt signed Curtis Martin.
“Will is a big, strong and athletic defensive end who fits well into our defense,” West Virginia coach Bill Stewart said of Clarke, a four-year starter at defensive end and tight end. “He has good fundamental skills, outstanding foot speed and has excellent character. We’re happy to have him join the Mountaineer football program.”
Clarke, who is the son of former Duquesne basketball player Bill Clarke, is the 25th prospect who has signed with the Mountaineers this year.
Twenty-four players were announced on the Feb. 4 signing day.