Buckeye Commit Recruiting Others
It's extremely rare for Ohio State to accept a commitment from a high school freshman, but that's exactly what Urban Meyer did with Massillon quarterback Danny Clark. The youngster was offered last December, and accepted on the spot. Clark, 6-foot-4, 205-pounds, impressed last season at Massillon, showing plenty of talent and poise beyond his years. He attended Ohio State's spring game last weekend, and he was impressed with what he saw. "It was great being at Ohio State, as it always is for me," Clark exclaimed. "The thing I love about Ohio State is how they treat me, a 15-year old, as one of them. From the coaching staff to the players, they all make me feel a part of the family." "I sat in on quarterback meetings with the current players, and I took notes on what Coach (Tom) Herman was teaching them," he added. "Coach (Urban) Meyer wants me to get down there as often as possible, to become as involved with everything as I can." He wasn't just there as a future Buckeye, as Clark also did his best to help recruit others to Ohio State. "I spent a lot of time with both Todd Sibley and Josh Myers," he explained. "I've watched film on both guys, and both of them can play. I need Sibley to run the football, and Myers to help protect me, so those are my guys in the freshman class in Ohio." "I love trying to get others to Ohio State, and I'm going to be doing more and more of it," Clark admitted. "In my opinion, why would an Ohio kid want to play anywhere else? It makes no sense to me at all. I would love to have those two guys as my future teammates, and we are all going to stay in touch. I will be going to camp this summer to work out for the coaches, and that will be really cool." Being committed to Ohio State has not stopped other programs from trying to recruit Clark, but the player insisted he has no interest in any other school. "I know Texas and Auburn told my coach they are coming up here to see me this month," Clark said. "It's definitely an honor and I feel blessed to have other schools interested, but they've been told I'm all Ohio State. Coach Meyer told me he won't play with me if I don't play with him, so I won't be speaking to other schools and I would never visit any other school, because I have the best school already."