Ohio State Lands WR James Clark on National Signing Day

Ohio State Lands WR James Clark on National Signing Day

Ohio State Lands WR James Clark on National Signing Day

Urban Meyer and the Buckeye football staff closed out their 2013 class in great fashion getting most of their targeted players in the last week. They ranked up near the top with Michigan and the SEC teams that normally dominate the recruiting rankings. The fun started with safety Vonn Bell joining the Buckeyes followed by wide receivers James Clark and Dontre Wilson. They had to let a punter go to Florida when they ran out of room but were able to keep running back Ezekiel Elliot in the fold despite rumors that he was looking elsewhere. Elliot was the best recruit out of Missouri and promised the only running back position in the class. With Dontre Wilson playing running back in high school, Elliot got nervous and visited in-state Missouri a week before national letter of intent signing day.

James Clark is rated the 45th best receiver in the country by Rivals.com, a 4 star recruit, he had offers from over 25 programs. He visited Purdue (who used to be able to recruit receivers), Northwestern, Nebraska, Clemson and Ohio State on the 25th of January. Tim Horton was his main contact within the Buckeye staff. Recruited for his speed, the 5’1” play maker brings the big play ability Meyer has been searching for since he arrived in Columbus before last season.

On the football field Clark has shown the ability to stretch defenses with great acceleration and quick route changes. In track he is one of the fastest in the state of Florida. As a senior he put up 1,112 yards averaging 23 yards a catch. He’s a treat every time that he touches the ball. Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson and Clark all present great open field speed that can scare the opposition. Look for these three to get early playing time this fall on special teams or in the slot position on offense.

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