James Clark Makes 25

By Alex on February 6, 2013 at 9:15a

Just when you think Urban Meyer has done it all in recruiting, he brings even more riches to the Ohio State football program.

The latest gift from the head coach to Buckeye Nation comes in the form of New Smyrna Beach (FL) WR James Clark, who verbally committed to the Buckeyes today following his official visit to Columbus a few weeks back.

Clark announced his intentions at a Signing Day press conference at his school, but reportedly informed Meyer of his decision a few days ago. He selected the Bucks over finalists Florida, Clemson, Nebraska, and Northwestern, and becomes the 25th commit in OSU's 2013 recruiting haul.

The four-star prospect is ranked as the 32nd best wide receiver in the nation according to the 247 Composite, and at 5-10/170 with speed, will likely play an inside receiver position in Meyer's spread offense.

Clark's commitment gives the Buckeyes yet another weapon and is a cherry on top for what is already a fantastic Ohio State recruiting class that is making a push for the nation's top spot as this year's cycle comes to a close.

S Vonn Bell is up next to make his college choice known, so stay tuned to 11W for that announcement, as well as more from James Clark on his decision to become a Buckeye.


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bucknasty13's picture

Wow.  Had this one written up awhile ago huh?  That was fast

BuckNutInAnnArbor's picture


"...but then again 'Michigan' and 'huge mistake' are synonymous so that shouldn't have been much of a surprise to anybody."  - Mark Titus

BuckeyeFreak4844's picture

Awesome nice job UFM and staff and welcome James Clark great to have ya.

Michigan Sucks!

thatlillefty's picture

Nice surprise... i figured he'd go to florida

Red Shirt Ensign's picture

In Urban I Trust!

"Captain, over here, I've found someth... AHHHH!!!!!!"


CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Urban Meyer is the TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unky Buck's picture

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Rapping Bum's picture


Help is on the way.

ATXbucknut's picture

Urb is killing it!

Hovenaut's picture

Of course I'm providing an upvote....you big dummy.

rjsmitty's picture

We needed this one. Welcome Mr. Clark...welcome to Buckeye Nation!

"I don't wanna coach average! To hell with that!"  -UFM

mclovin's picture

This is amazing.  Cannot wait to see these guys on the field.  Meyer gashed the Big Ten without these guys.  Imagine what the next couple of years is going to bring. 

Dougger's picture

edit: my dear lord that was some highlight reel

I like football

Frankly Scarlet's picture

Not to be Debbie Downer here, but am I wrong to be concerned about the physical stature of guys like Clark and Wilson (5'10" 170)? It seems like these are the type of guys RichRod recruited (McGuffie, et.al), and as I said during his tenure, "small and fast is great unless the other team is big and fast".

"Buclkle your chinstrap, we're gonna grind meat!" - Woody Hayes  

jedkat's picture

not to use the "percy example" but he was only 5'11'' and something like 170 when he came to Florida. Turned out okay under Urbz no?

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Denny's picture

Yes, you are wrong.


AJBor41's picture

As long as the opponent is big and fast while we are small and faster in certain skill positions...I'm ok with that. 

D. Anthony's picture

*** see Ted Ginn, Joey Galloway, Terry Glenn

D. Anthony

buckeyedude's picture

Dane Sanzenbacher was 5'10" and 175lbs.
Case closed.



Toilrt Paper's picture

Percy Harvin, Percy Harvin, Percy Harvin

JeffCoBuck's picture

WOW.  Never saw that one coming.  There are no words, no superlatives, to accurately describe Urban Meyer. 

Dayton Buckeye's picture

This guys highlight film is sick.  He has a second gear.  Great pick up.  I thought he was going to Fla for sure.

Alhan's picture

Here's hoping he makes people look like they're standing still at the college level too!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

osubuck57's picture

Awesome get!! Welcome aboard James!!


BoFuquel's picture

Welcome James.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Frankly Scarlet's picture

LOL at the Nature Boy pic above ^^^. I think it's only fitting for Urban to lead the team out of the tunnel on game days doing Flair's power strut.

"Buclkle your chinstrap, we're gonna grind meat!" - Woody Hayes  

tennbuckeye19's picture

Anyone have a video clip for Clark's announcement?

abrahajc's picture

WOOOOOO... gonna go comment on the vonn bell post now

USMCBUCKEYE82's picture

This class is a great recruiting class!!! Let's hope these gentlemen can turn into crystal ball winning class!!! 
Way to go Coaches. Your work is greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the greatest university there is James. You have just commited to the greatest family!!! The Nation welcomes you James, make us proud.
Go Buckeyes!!!

Bucks43201's picture

Any video of his commitment? Thanks!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I is happy. ;_;

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Concord's picture

That kid's got speed to burn.

Buck Commander's picture

We Get a National Championship...Brady Hoke gets a Salami Sub Everyone is happy!!!!!!

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buckeyejohnny's picture

This recruiting class...

KJR10's picture

His stride reminds me of Teddy!

BuckeyeChris's picture

I was thinking those long strides were even, perhaps, Robert Smithian in nature?!

DannyBeane's picture

Holy crap I'm sure he could make a gazelle look stupid. That play at about 1.20 into the video is ridiculous.

FloridaBuck's picture

Those long strides remind me of a certain former buckeye...

cinserious's picture

Clark informed Urban of his intentions a couple days ago. It was a silent.It seems like Clark likes getting hit in the flat and making plays in space. I see him becoming more of an outside reciever though. His addition makes up for the loss of Jacobs.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

immort9888's picture

He actually reminds me of Santonio Holmes the most.  Great route running, great hands, and a knack for making the catch.  He just has IT, just like Santonio.  Also, I don't think I saw the first defender take this kid down once unless it was a sideline catch.
I'm really excited to see what Mr. Clark can do at OSU.  I think he will be the most consistent receiver from this class.  

MediBuck's picture

HUGE. Taivon who?!

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

Nutbuck1959's picture

Kid gets up to full speed as fast as anyone I've seen!

buckeyedude's picture

Two words:
Deep. Threat.