Could James Clark be returning home?
According to a report from Bulls247 (VIP), the former Ohio State wide receiver took an official visit to the University of South Florida and new head coach Charlie Strong over the weekend. Clark is from New Smyrna Beach, Florida, about 2 hours and 30 minutes east of the USF campus.
The report cites a source that said Clark wants to be closer to home, so the move would make sense. The visit to South Florida was Clark's first since he elected not to return to Urban Meyer's football program, according to the report. Ohio State announced his decision on Monday before Meyer added a day later that Clark plans to still run track for the Buckeyes this spring.
Clark is in line to receive his degree in finance this spring and has one year of eligibility remaining after taking a redshirt in 2013 following an injury. A four-star recruit in Ohio State's 2013 class, Clark would be eligible to play for the Bulls immediately provided he completes the necessary coursework to earn his diploma.