Former UCLA TE Chris Clark free to transfer outside Pac-12 (Update)

Update: Sept. 24 - 12:15 p.m.

According to ESPN's Tom VanHaaren, Clark is no longer blocked from transferring to Michigan, Michigan State or Ohio State, but is not interested in transferring to those programs. 

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Former UCLA tight end Chris Clark told Rivals.com that the Bruins have blocked his transfer Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State.

Clark, a top-rated player from the 2015 class, had previously committed to Michigan before ultimately signing with the Bruins. Clark decided to switch his commitment when coach Brady Hoke was fired on Dec. 2 even though coach Jim Harbaugh continued to pursue him.

(via Rivals)
(via Rivals)

Clark played in the season opener against Virginia, but did not travel with the Bruins to UNLV. He transferred before the start of the academic quarter.

Clark’s time with the Bruins started poorly as he missed the first week of the preseason while recovering from mononucleosis. According to the Orange County Register, during Clark’s second practice he was on the receiving end of a profanity-laced tirade from coach Jim Mora, who was upset with Clark because he arrived late to practice with a cell phone in his hand.

According to the O.C. Register, “Mora told Clark he would drive him to the airport so he could transfer to Rutgers or a junior college.”

Clark is currently home in New Jersey sorting through schools, organizing official visits and hoping to have a new place to play by November. He told Rivals.com he has scheduled visits at Pittsburgh on Oct. 9, Virginia on Oct. 16 and N.C. State on Oct. 31

"I'm really looking at schools that fit me closer to home," Clark told Rivals.com. "I like some of the ACC schools. Maryland is definitely in the mix. I like Pittsburgh a lot too. I like coach Narduzzi. He was one of the guys recruiting me at Michigan State. I do like N.C. State a lot. They were one of my first offers and they've stuck around with me through all this."

For more UCLA news, visit BruinSportsReport.com.

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