Georgia Tech fans lining the way to Bobby Dodd Stadium before their game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 17, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Marist lineman signs with Yellow Jackets

CHARLIE CLARK

Position: G

Committed: Jan. 20

Height, weight: 6-foot-4, 286 pounds

High school, hometown: Marist, Atlanta

Ranking: 2-star

What to know: Clark previously committed to Tulane in May, but flipped his commitment two days after receiving an offer from the Yellow Jackets on Jan. 7. Clark is one of six flipped committed in Tech’s 2017 signing class.

WHAT HE SAID

On receiving Tech’s offer and deciding to flip his commitment: “They offered me on Sunday morning and (my family and I) just kind of thought about it all day and I committed on Sunday night. … I think the picture was kind of clear. I have been in contact with the coaching staff for a while. They just decided on Sunday that they wanted to offer me a scholarship.”

On why Tech was a better fit than Tulane: “I love everything about Tulane, but this was an opportunity I could not pass up. … Definitely just being from Atlanta and everything, just being right down the road from Tech, it was just a huge opportunity.”

On what influence his decision other than the education Tech offers: “Maybe one of the biggest was playing in the triple option offense and the wishbone and everything. That’s what we run at my high school and it’s really rare to find I guess. I fit the offense pretty well I really just enjoy playing in it. And I would also say that I really like the campus. It doesn’t really feel like you’re in Atlanta, if you’re from Atlanta but you’re not really on Tech’s campus. It wasn’t like an urban campus, it more felt like a normal campus that you would find another college.”

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