I was at the game. Unfortunately, my view slightly differs from the O.P. (Sorry long)
I was pulling for Todd Sibley to get offered (without even seeing him play) once I heard he was on OSU's radar, because my brother in law had the kid in his summer class he taught at Akron U at the exact same time their mutual interest became reported.
I say this because after seeing him for the third time now tonight in person... I did not nor have not seen anything relative to the O.P's description of Sibley as a running back. And trust me... I wanted to see an elite back very much...
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and this is simply mine... Todd Sibley just is not an OSU caliber back. Now I hope to god I some day eat crow for saying it and trust me, my eyes fight my brain when watching this kid because in the back of my mind I know OSU knows a whole hell lot more than I do relative to recruiting evaluation, and wouldn't offer a '17 kid and accept his commitment already at the running back position if they weren't sold on him... I get all that. But i don't see it.
First off, Sibley is TINY, and he looks small standing in a high school huddle. At his size, I would expect him to have exceptional vision and lateral skills, as well as above average ability to make tacklers miss (wiggle) to make up for his size. Not only is Sibley not elite at any of these, I could argue he doesn't even show to above average in any category either.
Please understand this critique is about an Ohio State caliber running back, not an indictment or saying Todd Sibley specifically is not a tremendous high school running back, because that he is. These type of running backs are a dime a dozen though across the country, and only the elite make it at a school like Ohio State.
I just don't see anything Sibley possesses that projects for success at the next level. He's not powerful nor does he run through tackles. He runs with good pad level but at 5'7 or 5'8, that makes it much easier. There were several cut back lanes available tonight that Sibley did not have the lateral foot quickness nor the vision elite backs have to break off the big gains. Sibley time after time, EVERY TIME I seemingly watch him carry the ball, runs straight ahead into the back of his blockers. Now I like the fact he run north/south, but his physical skill set doesn't play as a straight ahead runner nor his conducive to his skill set.
Hoban was 1st and goal at the 6 inch line and failed to get in the end zone 3 times with Sibley, and he was met at the goal line, he wasn't corralled a few yards deep in the backfield. He just looked physically overmatched tonight at times against a very good, tough St V's front. What will he look like at the next level?
I may be completely off, but I would not be shocked if OSU goes another direction after seeing this year's film, and I hate to say that but it's simply the truth. This kid never sees the field at OSU in my estimation, and a player such as Georgia's Trey Sermon is in another stratosphere relative to Sibley.
Now some good news I was very impressed with Clark. He has improved immensely with his footwork and mechanics since his freshman year at Massillon. His arm absolutely projects to the next level. You can see on several of his misfires that he's putting the ball where it needs to be and an above average athlete/WR gets to it's ball location. Besides Jonah Hill, he's throwing to a bunch of slow midgets. His line is not very good at this point either, relative to strengths across the board with the rest of their team.
St V's ends were having their way blowing past Hoban's tackles which brought me to what impressed me the most about Clark... He has tremendous pocket presence and steps up in the pocket like a seasoned collegian, not a high school junior. His clinching TD pass to Hill on a slant was a thing of beauty. The St V end blew by the tackle and instead of ducking/tucking and running like 99% of all high school QB's do when seeing/feeling such immediate outside pressure, Clark stood tall and stepped up in the pocket Tom Brady esque without a flinch and delivered a strike in rhythm.
Don't let his numbers fool you. He's the victim of several drops this season, including another wide open 40 yard would be TD drop tonight. Danny IMO has a chance to be special and be a starting QB at OSU. Sibley I just don't see it.