Allderdice defensive end Will Clarke, who verbally committed to play football at Pitt, has instead signed a national letter of intent with arch-rival West Virginia.
“Will is a big, strong and athletic defensive end who fits well into our defense,” WVU coach Bill Stewart said in a statement released by the university. “He has good fundamental skills, outstanding foot speed and has excellent character. We’re happy to have him join the Mountaineer football program.”
The 6-foot-6, 260-pound Clarke is the Mountaineers’ 25th recruit from the Class of 2009. Clarke, the son of former Duquesne University basketball player Bill Clarke, is the first Allderdice player since Curtis Martin to sign with a school that participates in the Bowl Championship Series.