Donnie Tyndall did an admirable job piecing together his 2014 signing class back in the spring and he’s now off to a great start for the 2015 class.
Already with athletic 3-star swingmen Shembari Phillips and Admiral Schofield in the fold, Tyndall reeled in his first major catch as the head coach of the Vols, shocking many by beating out the likes of UConn, Virginia Tech and others to land versatile four-star swingman Chris Clarke (6-6, 180 pounds) on Tuesday afternoon, adding him to the 2015 class.
“Clarke is a long and athletic wing froward that is very active,” ESPN wrote in a scouting report. “He has an excellent motor which allows him to compete with great energy. He is an above the rim finisher on the break and he attacks the glass on both ends especially offensively. He is a good two or three dribble straight line driver and he is capable of defending multiple positions. Clarke will not hesitate to do the dirty work as well. He will not shy away from charges or loose balls.
“Clarke is a glue guy type of combination forward. He has excellent offensive versatility, can rebound and competes every second he is on the floor. He is a high major prospect that has a blue collar approach to the game and is very productive.”
Clarke, a native of Virginia Beach, Va., is ranked as high as the No. 41 overall player in the nation and is a consensus four-star prospect.
ESPN: ★★★★, #63 overall in the nation
247Sports: ★★★★, #41 overall in the nation
Rivals: ★★★★, #59 overall in the nation