What a week for Clark Yarbrough
. On Thursday, Yarbrough received his first offer from Maryland
, and on Saturday, the Terps received some competition.
"I had an opportunity to talk to Coach (Mike) London in his office, and he told me that they were offering me a scholarship."
The Woodberry Forest offensive lineman was on his visit, when Coach London let him know about his offer from the Cavaliers. Yarbrough excited about his new offer messaged, " had a great talk with Coach London…I'm pumped."
"We talked about UVa's great academics, and he does not want me to rush when making my college decision."
Yarbrough is a familiar name in Cavalier circles. The 6-foot-6, 255 pounder's grandfather was a former Virginia player, and his cousin is former Virginia center Zac Yarbrough.
"The family connection definitely helped me become more familiar with the school. UVa was my "dream school" all through middle school, so the offer meant a lot to me," Yarbrough explained. "Growing up a UVa fan, I never thought I would have an opportunity to play at that level, but it's all coming together."
During the visit Yarbrough not only saw the Wahoos beat Syracuse to clinch the ACC regular season title at the John Paul Jones Arena, but he also saw the football team return to action in their first spring practice.
"Coach Wach (Scott Wachenheim) is the man. I loved how straightforward he was when talking to his guys. You could tell he really knew his stuff, and I picked up a lot of things watching him coach."
Although the 2016 prospect now holds two offers, he is not letting it get to his head. On the contrary, he is using it as motivation to get better.
"I feel motivated after the offers. I'm getting after it this spring and summer to get ready for next season," he stated. "I don't know much about Maryland, but I'm planning on visiting College Park one of the weekends after spring break."
Maryland will not be his only his visit this spring. Yarbrough is also set to visit Princeton with Woodberry Forest senior center, Andrew Shofner. Those schools will have to compete with a Virginia visit that has set the bar.
"The visit definitely made an impression on me. This was my first college visit and it was very well organized. Coach London and the whole staff set the bar high for future visits."
2016 Woodberry Forest (Va.) offensive lineman Clark Yarbrough is picking up steam. Yarbrough picked up his second offer in three days on Saturday, when Virginia extended an offer on his visit to Charlottesville. The UVa legacy discusses what this offer means to him.
2016 Woodberry Forest (Va.) offensive lineman Clark Yarbrough talks new UVa offer