PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
2017 QB Danny Clark says he will be a #Buckeye when #OhioState offers http://t.co/6guTDRblbv via @Landgrant33
— BP Recruiting Team (@BP_Recruiting) July 13, 2013
2017 QB Danny Clark says he will be a #Buckeye when #OhioState offers http://t.co/6guTDRblbv via @Landgrant33
That's great news, but there's stil a LOOONG way to go on this one...hope this kids heart stays a buckeye because this kid is gonna be a real stud!
JUst watched some youtube video on the kid. Wow! I know he was only a freshman last year but this kid will be a stud you can already see it. And he is a southpaw!
Because they wouldn't let me go for 3!
Woody Hayes 1913-1987
Actually I think he'll be a freshman this year. Played 8th grade ball last year.
I believe you are correct Sir. Obviously since I grew up in TSUN the math teachers are not nearly as strong in their teaching competency as they are in Ohio or any other state for that matter. But at least I knew not to root for some team wearing ferry yellow pants and to root for the The Ohio State Buckeyes!
"I learned to dislike Michigan at a very young age.” – Urban F. Meyer
No way should he be playing against those kids. I realize they are the same age but I don't see him getting any type of improvement playing against that competition. That was rough.
Made it look like a pick up game where somebody invited their 18 year-old big bro.. The possibilities for this kid are ridiculous!
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence" - Calvin Coolidge
I believe other states have rules that allow you to play varsity if you are in middle school. Tim Couch started 6 years for his high school team for instance.
He started about 6 more years for a high school team in the early 2000s. HEYO
I understand and agree somewhat with that rule, but I kind of would like that rule in Ohio. I coach HS basketball, and we have a couple of players that will be going into the 8th grade and are very good. They do not benefit from playing 8th grade competition (at least at the level of competition that we play). They are not quite varsity players, but they would instantly be, at the worst, our 3rd and 4th best JV players. We had asked the OHSAA if we could play them on the JV team without losing HS eligibility, and we were denied. It's just in instances like this, they are not getting better by playing at the 8th grade level, but they would at the JV level. We allow them to play in our JV summer leagues/camps and they clearly belong out there.
Basketball is a bit different though because you can play way more games in the offseason in AAU type tournaments. The school season isn't as big of a deal as it is in football.
There was a kid who played for Kentucky named Dennis Johnson. He went to a small school named Harrodsburg in Central Kentucky. Anyway, his dad coached his high school team, but rumor was he dressed as a 2nd grader on varsity. I know for sure he was a starter at 11 years old though. A teacher at my high school who coached track (specifically discus and shot put) said Johnson was by far the beat high school athlete he had ever seen. He was just a special talent. I think his senior year in high school they Sports Illustrated named him national player of the year and someone else named him defensive player of the year his senior year too.
I'm with Woodshed, here. There's no way this kid got any better as a quarterback last year against that competition. He looked like that player I make every year in my new NCAA Football season where he's taller and bigger than the lineman, yet has all his stats at 99... and plays quarterback.
I think he'll learn and get better playing in Massillon, one of the most talent rich areas in the country. But you're right, playing against those kids was almost unfair.
2017 is a long ways off, but umm, running to his right and firing the ball 55 yards downfield, yes, that is a cannon. Let's hope he does nothing but improve.
Jump to the play at 2:00... Looks like he's playing pewee kids.
Great block by #22 at the 1:02 mark. Pure footwork and fundamentals.
Class of 2008
his center stinks at snapping
ATHLETIC QB U! Troy, Pryor, Miller just to name a few.
Krenzel was an athlete
Corny Greene, Rex Kern....
I'd even wager to say Art Schlicter too.
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
I see what you did there, bro.
Two blondes were driving to Disneyland. The sign said: Disneyland Left... So they started crying and headed home.
Bellisorry was pretty athletic too. Afterall, he was a safety in the NFL.
This kid would be a GREAT face for the 2017 recruiting class!!
Sure would be, impressed with that arm. Hopefully his ceiling is even higher come sr year in high school.
Having a top qb commit to start off the class would definitely help recruiting imo
I know that the "man playing against boy's" analogy gets old, but what else can you say.
An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches
I know that we Buckeye fans get enthusiastic, but this young man will be a sophomore in High School. Can we "pump the brakes" just slightly on this one?
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep, I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion~Alexander the Great
Trust me, come just under 49 days from now, not one of us will be worrying about what a 2017 recruit is doing. We're all starving for football, even if its 4 years away and played by 14 year-olds..
I agree BRS, this Recruiting thing is getting a little crazy!!
If you want crazy, go to basketball recruiting. The top 100 is pretty much set by 8th grade...
I completely agree with you.. but he actually will only be a freshman. I think it is safe to say we need some buckeye football to start up.
Impressive arm! Not too impressed with the running b/c he's playing against kids who can barely dress themselves! I saw some nice catches by his receivers tho! Hopefully he continues to improve. Will be interested to see how he develops and how he fairs against better and bigger kids!
Also he doesn't look too comfortable running the ball. His form is a little weird. It is likely that he will grow into his body and become less awkward, but right now he has a ways to go in that department. Fortunately he also has 4 years of high school to improve.
Nice arm, but that's all you can really tell. Not only is the competition bad, the rest if his team isn't great. He's definitely one to keep an eye on.
Yeah... I watched a min and half and a recommended time clip... Didn't tell me a lot there. He's also a freshman, so a lot to go forward on, I'll worry about all that later.
That was Tebow at a youth camp...
~Naples Buckeye - "May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't." - General George S. Patton, Jr.
Long way to go before I get excited about an incoming freshman.
Update with Danny Clark about FNL (Friday Night Lights) ...
- '17 QB Danny Clark will not be at FNL. Here is what his father told me, "We got word from the compliance department at Ohio State this morning, that due to Danny's age and grade, we would be breaking NCAA rules if he attended." - @AWaters_LGHL
Is his older brother "Donny" Clark going to come in his place? ;-) ;-)
Not surprising, given my understanding that he's not even in high school yet right?
Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.
Correct. He will be a freshman this year.
Never too early to think about 2017?
Class of 2010.
"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM
It's too bad he can't workout at FNL. Was excited to see him throw.
Massillon named scum verbal andrew david the starting QB
Andrew David is a kicker, not a QB.
Andrew David did commit to Michigan as a kicker...but he did also win the starting QB job at Massillon as they announced it earlier today.
@Iwearmocs So you logged in to make a stupid comment? Kids ,more often then not, play more then 1 position in HS, Thats just common sense right there . Andrew David was the backup QB last year and is the starting QB this year.
Apparently many of the locals aren't happy about David being named the QB (something about family money renovating the facilities or something). Said he threw more TDs to the opposition than his own team last year.
Most of the massilon fans i have talked to don't think he is ready to start yet but he will definitely play a lot this year. Mostly due to understanding the playbook and lacking touch/accuracy.
just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan
@JaxBuckeye, So you read Yappi/Huddle too huh? i think its mostly all the hype clark has that has the locals upset but i think its a smart move by the coaching staff, this is maybe massillons most talented team in a decade and its smart for them to go with experiance at QB when the QB wont need to carry the offense this year.
This is accurate. I'd expect Clark to take a lot of snaps early and still end up being the starter by midseason.
@Jeremybirmingham i dont think he'll play varsity, it doesn't help his development to sit the bench or be a part time player, im almost 100% sure he'll be on the Freshman or JV team
It's a good thing you didn't bet on it.
The kid has some great size. Hopefully he continues to develop and get better. By the time he is a senior I can't wait to see where he is at.
Not saying this to bash Danny Clark - I hope the kid gets to live out his dream playing for OSU in the near future. He really does look like the real deal and I hope he continues to progress but what if he outgrows the QB position? I mean he is already 6'3" 205 lbs. and he's only 14-15 years old (which is amazing - big kid!) - assuming he's got another growth spurt in him what happens if he hits 240-250 lbs? I realize it's all useless conjecture but there's just no telling how/when these kids are going to grow/mature. Just because he is a QB now doesn't mean he will be a QB in 4 years.
Anyhow, this isn't just a Clark thing. It goes for all kids this young. I get recruiting guys in their junior year of HS but I think at ages younger than that, coaches are really playing a guessing game. Not that there's anything wrong with that - my opinion is just that this stuff is hard to predict. Glad I'm not payed to coach and evaluate talent, I'd probably suck at it.
So sorry if this ends up looking like a pointless post that is just a bunch of jargon/garbage but I just don't want to start hyping myself up for our "QB of 2017" because so much is subject to change between now and then.
Again, I will be rooting for/following Clark throughout his career and I sincerely hope he gets to play QB for Ohio State and lead us to a national title or 2...or...3......4 might be getting greedy! ;) and if he is reading this right now - I wish him nothing but the best throughout high school and look forward to seeing him in the S&G in 2017.
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Cam, Pryor, and rothlisberger all played QB at 240 I believe.
Brock Osweiler, 6'8'', 240lbs.
one way or the other he will play for Ohio State. If he keeps growing, then he can play for Matta. I'm sure if he can throw that good, he can hit a free throw.
I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!
very rarley do kids at skill positions put on 40-50 pounds in HS
My eyes just got cancer from watching that
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